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Blue Angels – Miramar Air Show

Blue Angels – Miramar Air Show


The air show was in town last month, and from where I work, the air show usually starts in the middle of the week and lasts through the weekend. Some of the teams arrive early and spend the latter part of the week practicing, so we get to see and hear them quite a bit … Continue reading

Sunrise in Alpine, CA

Sunrise in Alpine, CA


 I was up before the sun again this morning and I poked my head outside to see what was going on. There was a bit of cloud cover to the east, so I grabbed the camera and tripod and decided to try my luck sunrise hunting. This would be the perfect opportunity to test the … Continue reading

Hawks at Mt Laguna and Julian, CA

Hawks at Mt Laguna and Julian, CA


I was up early today, itching to get out and take some pics with the new camera. I went outside, and it was foggy and overcast. Perfect! I could go down the road a bit, and hopefully, some mountain tops would be poking through the rolling fog…great pics, right? Well, I got a couple seconds … Continue reading

Whitney Portal 2012

Whitney Portal 2012


Hello everyone! My Mom and nephew came to visit at the beginning of August, and I took them on a tour of the Sierra. My 15 year old nephew, David, had never been out this way…even after living two hours from it for a few years… He seemed pretty excited. Most of the first day … Continue reading

Golden Sunset

Golden Sunset


Hello everyone! It’s been a busy few months at work and I have to admit, my motivation to get outside hasn’t been rising to the occasion as of late. But autopilot guy saved the day! Yesterday, I had a day off and knew I should do something outside, but as I stated above, the motivation … Continue reading

Annular Eclipse – May 20, 2012

Annular Eclipse – May 20, 2012


May 20, 2012 we had an annular eclipse. That is where the moon passes in front of the sun, but is not big enough to eclipse  the whole sun, so the result is what they call a ring of fire. I was at work at the time, and didn’t have any special viewing filters with … Continue reading

Southwest Utah – Pt 1

Southwest Utah – Pt 1


Zion National Park Hello everyone and thanks for being here! I recently returned from a much needed vacation to southwest Utah…and let me tell you…I needed more time! The plan was to visit Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon. I wanted to leave on a Monday night and drive up, arriving Tuesday morning to get … Continue reading

Eastern Sierra: Pt 10

Eastern Sierra: Pt 10


Eastern Sierra: Day 10 – The End …for now (or, Cheeseburgers) Day 10 brought the promise of: all downhill; a Quarter Pounder w cheese, McDee’s fries, cheeseburgers and a large Coke; no more using a shovel…and a shower! At the thought of this, the six year old immediately went to work on mountain-guy…and mountain-guy’s  only … Continue reading