January, 2013

Jan 13

Road Trip–Harris Beach

Photograph of a slotted sea stacks at Harris Beach in OregonAn eroded sea stack at Harris Beach near Brookings, Oregon. Oregon maintains an excellent assortment of state parks and campgrounds. Harris Beach Campground offers many amenities including an early evening ice and ice cream truck that makes the rounds through the campsites.

Jan 13

Road Trip–Pistol River Beach

Photograph of coastal grasses, waves, beach, and sea stacks at Pistol River Beach in OregonThe Pistol River State Scenic Viewpoint is 11 miles south of Gold Beach along highway 101 in Oregon. The river is named for a pistol lost in the river during the Rogue River Wars in 1853.

Jan 13

Road Trip–Flowers on Whalehead Beach

Photograph of flowers, waves, beach, and sea stacks at Whalehead Beach in OregonA lei of flowers washed up on Whalehead Beach. There were no footprints. Was it from a wedding? Debris from the Japanese earthquake and tsunami? An unsolved mystery.

Jan 13

Road Trip–Whalehead Point

Photograph of waves, beach, and sea stacks at Whalehead Point in OregonA view looking south from Whalehead Point along the Oregon coast.

Jan 13

Road Trip–Lone Ranch Beach

Photograph of waves, beach, and sea stacks at Lone Ranch beach in OregonLone Beach Ranch is just south of Cape Ferrelo and north of Brookings, Oregon. The offshore rock piles are called Sea Stacks.

Jan 13

Road Trip–Patrick’s Point

Photograph of a rocky overlook at Patrick's Point State Park in Northern CaliforniaPatrick’s Point State Park is 26 miles north of Eureka, California. This rocky overlook is sometimes used for weddings. A beautiful location but frequently foggy.

Jan 13

Road Trip–Humboldt Redwoods

Photograph of redwood trees at Humboldt Redwoods State Park in Northern CaliforniaRedwoods in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Very quiet and mysterious.

Jan 13

Road Trip–Russian Gulch Bridge

Photograph of Frederick W. Panhorst Bridge at Russian Gulch in Northern CaliforniaThe Russian Gulch bridge was built in 1939-40. It was renamed the Frederick W. Panhorst Bridge in 1974. This shot was taken with a 10-24 mm wide angle lens in order to include the reflection

Jan 13

Road Trip–Point Cabrillo Light Station 2

Photograph of Point Cabrillo Lighthouse at sunset near Russian Gulch in Northern CaliforniaA beautiful evening made the long hike very worthwhile.