Weekly Photo Challenge: At Land’s End, San Francisco

At Land's End

This was taken at the beach below the Eagle’s Point Labyrinth, about three miles west of the Golden Gate Bridge. It’s a brief – but strenuous and quite vertical – hike away from the Legion of Honor. This isn’t the kind of beach you visit to relax. Be sure to bring a good pair of shoes and even better balance; falling off the cliffs here is deadly. Also, come early; I only had about half an hour before the rising tides came close to sweeping me out to sea! Larger version can be viewed here.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Hanging Orchids

Hanging Orchids

Just some of the many, many flowers growing at the San Francisco California Conservatory of Flowers. Larger version is viewable here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Huntington Falls

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Did you know there’s a waterfall in the middle of Golden Gate Park? I didn’t until a couple of weeks ago. Huntington Falls looks small at the ground level, but then you notice the stairs that go up along its side. Here’s how the falls really look, from the top of Strawberry Hill to the bottom at Stow Lake. Hiking this area was the culmination of a great summer day in San Francisco. These photos are also viewable here.

El Eden Falls, Puerto Vallarta

El Eden Falls, Puerto Vallarta

As a follow-up to the previous post, here’s the waterfall at the El Eden Zip-Line. I didn’t have enough time to set up and take some really good shots, and it was crowded with people jumping from the rocks. At least I managed to get one decent photo as a souvenir…Larger version available here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity, Or: A Moment In The Jungle

A Moment In The Jungle

When visiting a famous landmark like Akaka Falls, it’s easy to overlook the smaller, more peaceful surroundings leading up to it.

On The Awini Trail

On The Awini Trail

Taken along the long, muddy Awini Trail near the Pololu Valley Lookout on the Big Island.