Saturday, April 18, 2020

Favorite Photos

[After going through all of our blog entries, I've gathered my favorite photos.  This is not a representative sample, nor are all of our trips included.  The shots are in chronological order.]

April 15, 2006, Zion National Park.  This is a "blind arch" (one that has not yet penetrated through the canyon wall).  We were on bikes, cruising slowly through the canyon:

This was taken a little later on the same day, from the bike path near Watchman Campground:

  April 16, 2006, Bryce Canyon National Park.  This is the "silent city" area of the park:

May 2008, Kaibab National Forest, on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, in the Rainbow Rim area.  This shot of Steamboat Mountain was taken at sunrise:

 July 2010, Comet Falls, in Mount Rainier National Park.  Right at the bottom of the falls we saw a brilliant double circular rainbow, but it was too wet to take a photo:

July 2010, Ramona Falls, Mount Rainier National Park:

July 2010, Tokopah Falls, Sequoia National Park:

October 7, 2010, Buttermilk Country, Bishop Creek, Inyo National Forest:

October 13, 2010, Firehole River, Yellowstone National Park:

October 23, 2010, Turret Arch, Arches National Park:

October 25, 2010, near Goosenecks State Park, Utah:

October 7, 2011, near Lake Sabrina, Inyo National Forest.  Those are the White Mountains in the background, across the Owens Valley:

August 31, 2012, Two Medicine Lake, Glacier National Park, at sunrise:

September 12, 2012, Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada, at sunrise:

September 15, 2012, Wilcox Pass above Athabasca Glacier, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada:

May 14, 2013, literally over the rainbow (and its end), Sequoia National Forest.  This was a double rainbow, but the primary was much brighter than the secondary:

September 17, 2013, Bull Flats, Humboldt Redwoods State Park:

September 29, 2013, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.  These are "Sierra Wave lenticular clouds," caused by the moist westerly winds that sweep up and over the mountains and then condense on the lee side of the range:

September 30, 2013, in the same location:

September 12, 2014, Mt. Baker, Washington:

May 26, 2014, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest:

March 9, 2015, Yosemite Falls.  This looks like a trick shot, but it's not -- just a zoom lens, a long exposure, and lucky timing (to get the right sun angle):

March 10, 2015, Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park:

June 10, 2015, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.  After we got home, I was surprised to see that the shot had captured a meteor in the lower left:

June 22, 2015, Sonora Pass, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.  This shot also caught a faint meteor in the upper right:

September 12, 2015, on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park at the headwaters of the Colorado River.  There were several bull elk all around us, bugling challenges to each other:

September 21, 2015, Maroon Bells, Aspen, Colorado:

September 23, 2015, in the same place, but late evening, by moonlight:

December 16, 2015, at the edge of Dewey Point, Yosemite National Park, on snowshoes:

June 24, 2015, near Carson Pass, Calif.:

September 11, 2016, Boulder Mountains, north of Ketchum, Idaho.  Our trailer is in the center of the shot:

March 11, 2017, Morro Bay, Calif.  Felice took this on her iPhone:

December 11, 2017, at the foot of Mt. Tom, near Bishop, Calif.:

October 1, 2019, Upper Rock Creek, Inyo National Forest: