Pack trip to Buckeye Canyon and Yosemite's Kerrick Meadows and Benson Lake

Benson Lake horsepack trip
Benson Lake horsepack trip
Benson Lake horsepack trip
Benson Lake horsepack trip
Benson Lake horsepack trip
Benson Lake horsepack trip
Benson Lake horsepack trip
Benson Lake horsepack trip
Benson Lake horsepack trip
Benson Lake horsepack trip
Benson Lake horsepack trip
Benson Lake horsepack trip
Benson Lake horsepack trip

Fun trip last week. Fifty miles from Buckeye Canyon to Benson Falls and back, via Buckeye Pass, Kerrick Meadows and Seavey Pass. Very beautiful and lightly visited area. 

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--S.H.

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Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands National Park

Island fox, Channel Islands National Park.
Dolphins, Santa Barbara Channel
Potato Harbor, Santa Cruz Island.

Cavern Point, Santa Cruz Island

Raven, Santa Cruz Island
Kayakers, Santa Cruz Island
Island fox, Channel Islands National Park.

Well worth a visit if you have never been there. We saw fox scat all over the trails but all the foxes we saw were roaming around the campgrounds and Scorpion Landing area.

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Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail

Little Miami River Scenic Bike Trail & Peters Cartridge Co. remains
Little Miami River Scenic Bike Trail
Farm building, southwest Ohio
I-71 Jeremiah Morrow Bridges over Little Miami River, Ohio
High waters on Little Miami River in Ohio
High waters on Little Miami River in Ohio
Old buildings in Morrow, Ohio, on Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail

Old buildings in Morrow, Ohio, on Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail
Peters Cartridge Co. remains along Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail
Peters Cartridge Co. remains along Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail
Peters Cartridge Co. remains along Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail



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Morro Bay & sea otters (I think)









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Main Street in Taft, California

Carrizo Plain National Monument
Downtown Taft, California
Downtown Taft, California
Downtown Taft, California
Downtown Taft, California
Downtown Taft, California
Downtown Taft, California
Downtown Taft, California
Downtown Taft, California
Downtown Taft, California
Downtown Taft, California
Carrizo Plain National Monument
Carrizo Plain National Monument
Downtown Taft, California

Snapped all but the last one while walking around downtown Taft, California, in the far southwest of the San Joaquin Valley and a town long associated with the nearby oil patch. 

As with Main Streets in many places across the U.S. there are more than a few empty storefronts and what's left is the usual mix of antique stores, a few restaurants and the inevitable karate studio.

The photos were done very quickly without a ton of thought -- and although I noticed my reflection while taking them, I didn't bother to do anything about it. The top photo is my favorite. I'm mixed on whether modern cars add or detract from my urban photos, being too sleek and nondescript to have much visual interest. Perhaps here they serve as a contrast to the old buildings and old-timey feel of the place.

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