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N 2 B 961 C 1 E Sep 28, 2006 F Dec 1, 2006
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This is a beautiful building in Acadia, National Park. It's right across from the Jordan Pond House.

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N 57 B 2.8K C 57 E Feb 10, 2009 F Apr 29, 2009
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OK, one more from my cold, cold, cold, trip to Bryce Canyon back in February. This was the coldest morning of photography I've ever had. Single digit temperatures. 50 MPH wind. Horizontal, blowing snow, all made for a FANTASTIC morning of photography... And really numb fingers. That's all I have time to write. I've got to get this beast rolling. I'm getting new tires put on the motorhome today.

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N 13 B 3.1K C 33 E Jun 21, 2011 F Jul 10, 2011
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Really crappy light!

I struggled with some seriously harsh light during my entire visit to Sequoia National Park.

Here's some more gigantic trees. This was a fantastic grove of Sequoia trees I found in the park that not many people visit. A beautiful unspoiled area. Lots of huge trees without all the walkways and fences you find in the more touristy spots.

One thing that I have noticed, every time I get in the mountains… I find it baffling, how many people have no idea how to drive in the mountains. Sequoia National Park was a perfect example of that. The park is at 6000-7000 feet elevation. My campsite outside the park was at about 300 feet elevation. So, going home every night was all downhill. I could pretty much coast all the way home. It seemed like, every night, I was behind some idiot whose brake lights were on continuously the entire way down the mountain. Here's this month's driving tip… DON'T DO THAT!!! Put it in low gear, and give the brakes an occasional tap! Duh! There was one night in particular that I remember. This guy's brake lights seriously, never went out once, for about 15 minutes straight. I had to drop back about 500 feet behind him because I was choking on the smell of his burning brakes. I could actually see smoke coming from his wheels. The hotter brakes get, the worse they work. It may be a rental car that you don't give a crap about. But… If the brakes burst into flames and stop working, you will still die, whether it's your car or not.

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Well... I've been putting it off all week. Today I finally did it. This was a bitch of a hike. I keep looking up at this spectacular waterfall and thinking 'I have to get up there' This hike was only a couple of miles, each way, but it was a couple of miles of switchbacks climbing straight up a cliff wall. This is Upper Yosemite Falls. There is Upper, Middle, and Lower. I started at the bottom of lower, and made it about halfway to the top of Upper, so I climbed over 2000 feet! I don't understand these people who love hiking, purely for the sake of hiking. I can honestly say, I HATE hiking! The only thing I like about hiking is when I finally get to whatever beautiful place I am hiking to, and I can sit down on a rock and pull out my camera and hopefully get some nice shots. If I could have a helicopter just drop me there, I would be very, very happy. This waterfall drops 1500 feet. When the wind hits it, and blows it around like this, it is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. It keeps changing, it looks almost alive. It's so big, it doesn't even look like water, it looks like swirling clouds, or billowing steam.

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N 1 B 1.0K C 2 E Jul 13, 2006 F Dec 1, 2006
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I finally got a shot of this waterfall. I've seen pictures of this waterfall in Acadia National Park, and I always ask where it is. The responce is always, "it's only there after a huge rainstorm" it's just runoff from rain falling on the mountains. This July, it poured out for three days straight. When the rain finally stopped, I remembered, let's see of I can find the waterfall.

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