Kay's Photo Journal - February 2017
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2/28/2017 Trona Pinnacles, CA (3.5 miles) - This is my second visit here. Still I can’t believe that this pinnacles were originated under the water bottom of the Searless Lake, calcium carbonate (tufa) bubbled up to create those pinnacles, currently dry land. It is beautiful place to be. Over thirty film projects are shot tufa pinnacles each year.
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2/24/2017 Ord Mountain, CA (6.4 miles) - This is my #12 CA P2K. On the dirt road hike all the way to the summit. The road is not using for while and for maintain the towers at the summit, seems to they use a helicopter rather than to drive up. The Ord Mountain was not visible for long time, when started hiking, I thought another mountain was Ord Mountain.
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2/23/2017 Willis Well Petroglyphs, CA - The stone wall is still remining but built stone wall like Scottish country wall was Mildred Willis dream that cut short by running out of time. Seems to the Willis Well is dried out. Behind wall, there are many petroglyphs but most of are faded out, not many clear view petroglyphs left.
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2/16/2017 Painted Rock, Old Woman Mountains Preserve, CA - I tried to go through from the town of Essex via the Sunflower Springs Rd, but road condition was very bad and almost my nervous breakdown. A ranch owner pass by and told me the easy road, which is the powerline road, also he told me the petroglyphs site and pictographs cave. Lucky, I found both.
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2/15/2017 Coyote Hole Springs Petroglyphs, CA - This place is just out side of the Joshua Tree National Park, near the town of the Joshua Tree. There are many signs that seems to more than petroglyphs. The petroglyphs are scatted in the main dried wash, some of are way up the cliff. I didn’t checked but there are some more petroglyphs in the outside of the main wash also.
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2/14/2017 Pleasant Valley Petroglyphs, JTNP, CA - It is located by the Geoloogy Tour Rd in the Joshua Tree National Park, I am happy to find it but disapointment was only a few, much less than I expected. However it was nice wide view area.
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2/14/2017 Joshua Tree National Park, CA - I have visited the Colla Cactus Garden, Skull Rocks, Jumbo Rock and Squaw Tank in the Joshua Tree National Park. It is February but there were many people all of those areas.
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2/13/2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off Road, AZ - This is my new car, which has everything I wanted and more. Shine spotless beauty was last only one day, after that dirt all over, because I enjoy drive on the dirt road and 4x4 road. I have to learn so many nice things rather than just drive for this car, well I will get there but not now.
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2/12/2017 Last Chance Canyon, CA (6miles) - I have hiked only north side of the canyon. I saw many different color of rocks, very bright pink to white like pink and between, rust red, brown and pinch of black, white, green, dark to light brown. West side of the canyon was gorgeous light green rock formation, I enjoyed there.
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2/12/2017 Holly Ash Cleanser Mine, CA - There are a half dozen of mine caves here and we can walk in. The caves are least 100ft long and 20ft wide each, some of are connected at the end of the caves. The Mine was operated from 1939 to 1958, produced white pumice for polishing substances or used in plaster and agricultural products.
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2/12/2017 Red Rock Canyon State Park, CA - It was showing the beautiful rock formation at roadside of highway #14 east side, I have to stop by to enjoy a moment. It is not the main part of the Red Rock Canyon State Park, but it is gorgeous formation.
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2/5/2017 Science on Sphere, Barstow Train Station, CA - Global display system instead of flat screen. 4 projectors to display on 6ft diameter sphere screen, each projector display different part of satellite data. I saw few programs, but there are hundreds of programs do exist. I saw the weather, population, water, how earth formed and few more.
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2/5/2017 Railroad Museum, Barstow, CA - Inside the museum is packed railroad related stuff displayed. There is a model train to watch that’s enjoyable for small kids. There are many old trains displayed at outside the museum. Admission is free of charge.
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2/5/2017 Rainbow Basin, near Barstow, CA - Weather was funky, a means color doesn’t come out right for photos. This is the place to visit on sunny day. There are many colors in this area, when started driving the loop, green color was dominated, soon many more colors showed up.
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2/5/2017 Chan Nguyen, CA - It is a Vietnamese Buddhist Temple and called Buddhist Meditation Center. All statures are made of white marble, beautifully done those. Some of are familiar to Chinese, Japanese or Asian Countries. Seems to relatively new place, landscape is not done yet. There were many people inside the building to celebrate the new year.
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