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Death Valley Part 2

For Part 1 of the series, just click here. In this article, I’ll discuss places you can visit on the North End of Death Valley. Just across the Nevada border is a little ghost town called Rhyolite. The town was formed during the gold rush of 1905. After the richest ore was extracted, it declined…

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Death Valley Part 1

Death Valley – why do you want to go there? Such was the reaction from my friends when learning about my upcoming photo trip. Like most people, they did’t associate Death Valley as a place of scenic distinction. In this article I hope to provide compelling reasons why you should visit Death Valley. It’s much…

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Alpenglow on Mono Lake

Alpenglow at Mono Lake

Mono Lake is just one of many interesting places you can visit East of the Sierra Nevadas in California. This is one of the oldest lakes in North America. Since it has no outlet, salts and other minerals accumulate and make the water quite alkaline (pH of 10). In fact, it’s more than 2.5 times…

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Ritter Island Falls

Thousand Springs in the Winter

If you happen to be in Southwest Idaho during a long Winter cold spell, shake off those Winter blues and head over to Thousand Springs! For a brochure on the various places you can visit, just click here. There are two main reasons why Winter is my favorite time to visit the springs. First, the…

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Foggy Morning Elk

Yellowstone in the Fall

During first weekend of Oct. 2012, I went to Jackson, WY with the intent of photographing fall colors in the Tetons. Unfortunately, the color was lacking that year since it was so dry and the air was hazy from wildfire activity (mostly from my home state of Idaho). Thus, I decided to head North to…

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Fiery Sunset

Springtime in the Sawtooths

In early May of this year, I ventured up to Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains for some weekend photography. This area boasts a plethora of great alpine scenery and fun hiking routes. So why would you want to go in the Spring? First, the mountains still have snow on them which lend well to photographs. Second, it’s…

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