Pyramid Lake is the remnant of an Ancient Sea. Its tufa formations are highly porous, sedimentary rock (limestone) composed of calcium carbonate, CaCO3. The Pyramid is 400 feet tall and there are many other remnants of large tufa outcroppings along … Continue reading
Bumpass Hell, located inside Lassen Volcanic National Park is one of the hottest Hydrothermal volcanic parks in the world. At 322 degrees Farenheit, (OUCH) the mostly acidic high-velocity steam coming from Big Boiler are not safe for bathing. As the … Continue reading
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Built in 1922 at a cost of 1.5 million, American Flats located on public lands just west of Gold Hill Nevada, was the worlds largest concrete structure used to process about 7.5 million in local gold and silver using cyanide … Continue reading
National Geographic website published my photo of American Flat Mine at Gold Hill NV. See Blog roll on the right for link to the page. Then press ‘Like’ for the facebook page underneath the photo.
On the way to Yosemite, I took a detour to visit the Ghost Town of Bodie California. It’s a thirteen mile drive into the town of Bodie from hwy 395, ten miles of pavement and three of which are a … Continue reading
Mono Lake is an ancient lake that is over 1 million years old and is one of the oldest lakes in North America. It covers about 65 square miles and serves as a nesting, feeding and resting grounds for 1 … Continue reading
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Nancy and I are heading south on HWY 395 to Hwy 88 South to Go Camping at Carson Pass. She bought a used camper and this was the second camping trip for her. She is a whiz on setting it … Continue reading
I will be leaving tomorrow on a camping trip with my friend Nancy in her new camper. We are going to hike the Carson Pass and do some kayaking. Nancy has been there already and will be showing me some … Continue reading
A few weeks ago I went back to Pyramid Lake to try to get some close ups of the Pelicans. I just wasn’t happy that I didn’t get a close up of the breeding bump on the pelicans. My … Continue reading