Ocotillo Over Fonts Point 2
Ocotillo Over Fonts Point 2: another take of the same shot except in horizontal format.
Fonts Point West
Fonts Point West: View of the sunset from the high vantage of Fonts Point
Shadow of Sunset
Shadow of Sunset stretching over the badlands of Fonts Point. These hills and canyons reach far away into Anza Borrego wilderness.
Fonts Point with Fallen Ocotillo
Fonts Point with Fallen Ocotillo: a dead ocotillo bush lies on the edge of this high point overlooking the southern California badlands.
Pocket of Fall Color
Pocket of Fall Color in the rocks on the far left. Autumn comes to the high Utah mountains at Lake Blanche.
Sundial Peak and Meadow
Sundial Peak and Meadow: Taken at sunset, this pictures of Sundial Peak includes beautiful blue skies. If you look carefully, there is a moose sitting in the meadow, left of center.
Tunnel on Carrizo Railway
Tunnel on Carrizo Railway going north from the Goat Canyon Trestle
Goat Canyon Trestle and Gordon Smith
Goat Canyon Trestle and Gordon Smith on an adventure!
Goat Canyon and Trestle
Goat Canyon and Trestle with an abandoned railroad car on the far side of the bridge.
Goat Canyon Trestle Panorama
Goat Canyon Trestle Panorama from the railroad train level.
Carrizo Curve in Carrizo Gorge, California.
Desert Railroad Tracks
Desert Railroad Tracks running through the treacherous terrain of Carrizo Gorge
Ocotillo Over Fonts Point
Ocotillo Over Fonts Point glows purple in dusk lighting.
Fonts Point Precipice
Fonts Point Precipice juts out above the badlands. The soft light of dusk makes the badlands glow purple.
Fonts Point Detail
Fonts Point Detail shows how the hills just melt away through rain, runoff and gravity.
Sunset at Fonts Point Badlands
Sunset at Fonts Point Badlands: Last light shines on the tops of the badland peaks and ridges.
Yellow Leaf Aspen
Yellow Leaf Aspen at Lake Blanche, Wasatch Mountains, Utah.
Walking Through Aspens
Walking Through Aspens on the hike in the Wasatch Mountains up to Lake Blanche. The trail climbs steeply for 2.8 miles, passing pines and aspens until reaching a sublime lake.
Cactus in Carrizo Gorge
Cactus in Carrizo Gorge. You can see several smaller trestles as the track follows the canyon wall.
Goat Canyon Trestle Crossing
Goat Canyon Trestle Crossing: walking across is a windy experience.
Goat Canyon Trestle Span
Goat Canyon Trestle Span: 600 feet long and 200 feet high!
Cactus and Goat Canyon Trestle
Cactus and Goat Canyon Trestle: The cholla cactus, dry conditions and huge boulders keep most people away from this ancient wonder of the southwest!
Yucca and Railroad Tracks
Yucca and Railroad Tracks in Carrizo Gorge, southern California.
Carrizo Gorge Railroad
Carrizo Gorge Railroad at the beginning of my journey to the Goat Canyon Trestle.
Fonts Point Badlands After Sunset
Fonts Point Badlands After Sunset take on various hues of brown, red, orange, purple, pink and so much more. It's amazing.
Fonts Point and Distant Mountain
Fonts Point and Distant Mountain looking east at sunset.
Fonts Point Ridge
Fonts Point Ridge snaking its' twisted and steep path. This shot is just at sunset.
Fonts Point Maze of Canyons
Fonts Point Maze of Canyons as seen from above
Weary Hiker after climbing up 2,700 vertical feet to Lake Blanche. The altitude here is above 9,000 feet.
Lake Blanche and Sundial Peak
August 2016: Lake Blanche and Sundial Peak taken at sunset in the Wasatach Mountains. Climbing up this trail in Big Cottonwood Canyon is a highlight.
Carrizo Gorge and Railway
Carrizo Gorge and Railway. You can see several smaller trestles as the track follows the canyon wall.
Goat Canyon Trestle View
Goat Canyon Trestle View showing that going north is actually a gradual downhill ride.
Goat Canyon Trestle Shadow in Monochrome
Goat Canyon Trestle and Carrizo Gorge
Goat Canyon Trestle and Carrizo Gorge: The amazing 600-foot long trestle is so great to visit. In the remote distance, you can see smaller trestles leading north and out of the canyon.
Carrizo Railroad Tunnel
Carrizo Railroad Tunnel, the first such tunnel en route to the Goat Canyon Trestle.
Ocotillos Spreading their branches in all directions. Some of these wonderful plants are over 15 feet tall.
Ocotillo in Orange
Ocotillo in Orange in the badlands of Fonts Point
Meandering Canyons below Fonts Point
Meandering Canyons below Fonts Point snake in every direction. Seeing a rainstorm here would be remarkable.
Fonts Point Sun Burst
Fonts Point Sun Burst at sunset
Fonts Point Sunset Panorama
Fonts Point Sunset Panorama with many 17mm lens shots stitched together to capture this most wide and insanely beautiful sunset over the badlands.
Sundial Peak at the hour of sunset. A moose sits in the meadow also.
Anza Borrego Railroad Tracks
Anza Borrego Railroad Tracks with Water Tower and a switchpoint. Nobody uses these tracks anymore.
Goat Canyon Trestle Canyon
Goat Canyon Trestle Canyon Looking North
Goat Canyon Trestle and Pipe
Goat Canyon Trestle and Pipe: rusty and failing
Goat Canyon Trestle Shadow
Goat Canyon Trestle Shadow in color
Goat Canyon Trestle and Yucca Plants
Goat Canyon Trestle and Yucca Plants: The trestle stretched across a rugged canyon. Entirely made of wood, the trestle remains a relic of the early railroad days. This was built in 1919.
Goat Canyon Train Tracks
Goat Canyon Train Tracks on a sunny, beautiful day.
Barrel Cactus and Ocotillo
Barrel Cactus and Ocotillo overlooking a palm tree oasis in the Anza-Borrego desert
Ocotillo in Purple
Ocotillo in Purple Light of Dusk. The skies lit up tonight with soft pastel colors.
Ocotillo on Edge
Ocotillo on Edge at Fonts Point
Fonts Point Glow
Fonts Point Glow at Sunset
Ocotillo Over Fonts Point as late afternoon turns to sunset.
Last Reflection at Lake Blanche
Last Reflection at Lake Blanche before utter darkness fell over the mountains.
Hazards along the Carrizo Railway
Hazards along the Carrizo Railway: in the distance two train cars have rolled off the track and into the canyon
Abandoned Railroad Equipment
Abandoned Railroad Equipment at Goat Canyon Trestle
Larger view of Goat Canyon Trestle
Larger view of Goat Canyon Trestle and its' amazing surroundings.
Crossing the Goat Canyon Trestle
Crossing the Goat Canyon Trestle: fun but illegal.
Carrizo Gorge Landscape
Carrizo Gorge Landscape: rough and unforgiving, the sharp boulders, steep inclines and lack of water make this a challenging place to visit.
Straight and Crooked Tracks
Straight and Crooked Tracks in the desert railroad running through southern California and northern Mexico.
Gordon Smith in Mountain Palm Canyon
Gordon Smith in Mountain Palm Canyon, hiking around the desert in February.