Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Dumbarton Bridge - Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge - Fremont, CA (Cellphone Photos)

I went for a walk in Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Fremont, CA the previous week on 8 July, 2021. I took 2 photos of the Dumbarton Bridge with my cellphone. Here are the 2 photos I took, I hope you enjoy looking at them! The photos were taken on Shoreline Trail.



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Saturday, May 29, 2021

Stanislaus National Forest & Carson Iceberg Wilderness, CA (Cellphone Photos)

Yesterday, I took a day trip to Stanislaus National Forest in California traveling along SR-108 (my parents drove, as I can't drive anymore). I also visited Carson Iceberg Wilderness on my hike. Here are the photos I took with my cellphone. The photos from my mirrorless camera will be available once I process them.

The photos with snow in it are taken on my attempted hike from St. Mary's Pass Trail Head to Sonora Peak via St. Mary's Pass Trail. I hiked in both Stanislaus National Forest and Carson Iceberg Wilderness. I didn't end up being able to make it up Sonora Peak as the last bit of the trail was too steep for my liking (I'm visually impaired), and I figured it's beyond my hiking skills. I still hiked up to almost 11,000 ft (3353 m) above sea level. The photos from this hike are taken near GPS coordinates 38° 21' 07.0" N 119° 38' 56.9" W. I hiked further than these coordinates, but I didn't take any photos.

If you do want to do this hike, note that if you head up there from the San Francisco Bay Area (sea level), you will get hit with altitude sickness! I mostly had no symptoms (until I tried to run around up there), my dad was a bit worse off than I was, and my mom got moderately sick from the altitude. Learn the symptoms of altitude sickness, sometimes people might feel a bit sleepy and euphoric, and do something stupid. Altitude sickness can slow down your brain, "dumb you down", and make performing simple tasks hard. Stay safe while hiking, know your limits, and don't push yourself over your limits. I do not recommend hiking this hike alone. I'm not a medical professional, so make sure you do your own research. The information here is just based on my own experience as a wilderness photographer for over a decade.

For this hike I also recommend you bring a physical compass and learn how to use it, as it is easy to lose sight of the trail or get lost on this trail (your phone can malfunction and/or run out of power). Also hiking poles are a necessity. 

The last bit of photos from the Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) forest floor were shot near State Route 108 at GPS coordinates 38° 13' 35.8" N 119° 59' 54.6" W. 

A panorama shot in Carson Iceberg Wilderness on St. Mary's Pass Trail.
On the left are Bald Peak and Red Peak. On the right is Stanislaus Peak.

A photo of a sign marking the boundary of Carson Iceberg Wilderness and Stanislaus National Forest shot on St. Mary's Pass Trail.
To the left of the image is Stanislaus Peak.

A scenery photo of the Sierras shot from St. Mary's Pass Trail in Stanislaus National Forest.


A photo my mom took of me on St. Mary's Pass Trail in Carson Iceberg Wilderness.

Photos my mom took of me on St. Mary's Pass Trail in Carson Iceberg Wilderness.
On the left is Stanislaus Peak.

Photos my mom took of me on St. Mary's Pass Trail in Carson Iceberg Wilderness.


Sunset panorama shot from the Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) forest floor. Photo shot close to State Route 108.

Sunset photos shot from the Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) forest floor. Photo shot close to State Route 108.

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Tule Elk (Cervus canadensis nannodes) - Point Reyes National Seashore, CA (Cellphone Photos)

Yesterday, I took a hike along Tomales Point Trail from Pierce Point Ranch to Tomales Point in Point Reyes National Seashore, CA. I took both cellphone photos and photos with my mirrorless camera. The photos from my mirrorless camera will be posted once I get around to processing the photos. 

In this blog post, I have cellphone photos of Tule Elk (Cervus canadensis nannodes) taken through my Carson monocular.



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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Livermore, CA to Lick Observatory in San Jose, CA (Cellphone Photos)

Yesterday, I took a scenic drive with my mom. We drove from Livermore to San Jose via Mines Road and State Route 130. We visited Lick Observatory. Here are the cellphone photos I took on the drive. I also had some fun and had my mom helped me take some photos of me on this drive too.

A scenery photo from Mines Road in Alameda County, CA. In the photo are horses.

A scenery photo from Mines Road in Santa Clara County, CA. The flowers in the photo are California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica).

Scenery photos from State Route 130 in Santa Clara County, CA.


A panorama from State Route 130 in Santa Clara County, CA.

Photos of me on the side of State Route 130 in Santa Clara County, CA.


Scenery photos from Lick Observatory at the summit of Mount Hamilton. Photos taken on State Route 130 in Santa Clara County, CA.

Photos of me at Lick Observatory at the summit of Mount Hamilton. Photos taken on State Route 130 in Santa Clara County, CA.


Photos of me at Lick Observatory at the summit of Mount Hamilton. Photos taken on State Route 130 in Santa Clara County, CA.

Scenery photos from State Route 130 in Santa Clara County, CA.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Eldorado National Forest & Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest (Cellphone Photos)

I went on a drive yesterday with my family through Eldorado National Forest and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in California. We drove on State Route 88 and State Route 50. Here are cellphone photos I took. I brought my camera, but there was so little snow this year, I didn't feel the need to take my camera out. I was a little bit disappointed on this trip.

Scenery photo shot at a turnout on the side of State Route 88 in Eldorado National Forest.

Scenery photo of Thunder Mountain, Silver Lake, and Treasure Island. Photo shot at a turnout on the side of State Route 88 in Eldorado National Forest.

Scenery photo of Caples Lake shot on the side of State Route 88 in Eldorado National Forest.


Scenery photo of Caples Lake shot at a turnout on the side of State Route 88 in Eldorado National Forest.

Scenery photo shot at Hope Valley Sno-Park in Hope Valley in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

Scenery photo shot at a turnout on the side of State Route 50 in Eldorado National Forest.

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Scenic Drives in the SF Bay Area, CA (Cellphone Photos)

Recently, I took a few scenic drives with my mom around the San Francisco Bay Area, because we both needed to head out and get some fresh air. On March 30th, we drove from Livermore to San Jose via Mines Road and State Route 130. We visited Lick Observatory. Today, on April 1st, we drive along Calaveras Road from Sunol to Milpitas, and also to Morgan Territory Regional Preserve in Livermore, CA. Here are the cellphone photos I took on these 2 drives. I also had some fun and had my mom helped me take some photos of me on these 2 trips too.

Scenery photos from Mines Road in Alameda County, CA.

Scenery photos from State Route 130 in Santa Clara County, CA.


Scenery photos from Lick Observatory at the summit of Mount Hamilton. Photos taken on State Route 130 in Santa Clara County, CA.


Photos of me at Lick Observatory at the summit of Mount Hamilton. Photos taken on State Route 130 in Santa Clara County, CA.

Scenery photos from Lick Observatory at the summit of Mount Hamilton. Photos taken on State Route 130 in Santa Clara County, CA.


Scenery photo of Calaveras Reservoir shot on Calaveras Road in Santa Clara County, CA.

Scenery photo from Morgan Territory Regional Preserve in Livermore, CA. In the photo are wildflowers.

Photos of me at Morgan Territory Regional Preserve in Livermore, CA. In the photo are wildflowers.


Scenery photo from Morgan Territory Regional Preserve in Livermore, CA. In the photo are wildflowers.

Photos of me at Morgan Territory Regional Preserve in Livermore, CA. In the photo are wildflowers.

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