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10-30-20 – Little Finland at Gold Butte National Monument

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Little Finland (also known as Hobgoblin’s Playground and Devil’s Fire) is a scenic red rock area, located in a remote section of Clark County, Nevada south of Mesquite, known for its red rock scenery and strangely-shaped, delicate rock formations. The landscape is similar to Valley of Fire State Park, which is about 20 miles (32 km) to the west, across Lake Mead. The rock formations are composed of red Aztec Sandstone, fossil sand dunes. Many of the features are small erosional fins, hence the name.

Little Finland is accessible via the BLM Gold Butte Backcountry Byway, which also goes through the historic mining town of Gold Butte, Nevada, established in 1908. Other nearby attractions include Whitney Pockets, another scenic red rock area with petroglyphs, and the Devils Throat, a sinkhole. The Gold Butte region is public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management that contains seven BLM-designated Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). Since December 2016, Little Finland and the surrounding area have additional federal protection within Gold Butte National Monument.

Two BLM wilderness areas are nearby. The Lime Canyon Wilderness borders Little Finland and the west side of the Gold Butte Byway loop. The Jumbo Springs Wilderness is south of the Gold Butte townsite.

Source: Wikipedia

06-15-19 – Alabama Hills National Scenic Area

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The Alabama Hills are a range of hills and rock formations near the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada in the Owens Valley, west of Lone Pine in Inyo County, California, United States. Though geographically separate from the Sierra Nevada, they are part of the same geological formation.

The Alabama Hills are managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as the Alabama Hills Recreation Area. The area is managed as a protected habitat for public enjoyment. In March 2019, the US congress, as part of the California Deserts Wilderness Act, redesignated the area as the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area

05-24-14 – Long Beach at Night

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After gathering with some friends for a belated birthday dinner, I spent some time doing long exposures at Long Beach Harbor.

Lightning in Joshua Tree National Park

A rare socal thunderstorm, this one far enough away that you couldn’t hear the thunder. It moved very slowly, staying in place for over an hour, so there was plenty of time to get shots. It was also a very active storm, setting the intervalometer to 10 second exposures 1 second apart resulted in nearly every photo having lightning. The clouds (and lightning) were pretty concentrated in this one area, so there was a good view of stars along with the storm.

Lightning in Joshua Tree

Lightning in Joshua Tree

Lightning in Joshua Tree

Lightning in Joshua Tree

Lightning in Joshua Tree

Lightning in Joshua Tree