When we visit the coast, I get online & look up the most secluded beaches. 🏝 In this instance, secluded San Diego beaches 😍 While there are often a few locals hanging out, it’s much less people than Ocean, Pacific, Mission, or La Jolla beaches. I can actually hear the waves crashing & it’s easy to find a quiet spot to myself. 🌊 This spot was south of La Jolla, it was called Windansea.
I like walking by the beach I guess..
I’m looking through our photos from our trip to Lake Tahoe in February. We usually go on a skiing trip each year, and I’m feeling the itch again. Max is over 3 and potty trained, so I would really love for him to be able to take ski lessons this winter. Starting to play with the idea of a trip out west late in the season before my maternity leave ends. I may be overly optimistic, but I’m starting to go stir crazy staying home in Florida in my 3rd trimester!! #tahoesouth #proseccoandpalmtrees #mommyblogger #laketahoe #tahoe #coachmanhotel #skitrip
A day hike across the O’Shaughnessy dam and along Hetch Hetchy reservoir to Wapama Falls. Getting a sense of what became the death of John Muir’s spirit. A valley unnaturally flooded a hundred years ago and now impacted by sediment. This sentinel of concrete and steel is arguably less efficient and not so relevant, it serves as more of a graveyard headstone to environmental conservation and a call to improved innovation. However complicated and controversial... dam removal and restoration creates jobs 👍🏼
Happy Friday night y’all! Maybe some of you remember my stories from this night but I wanted to share this photo with you guys because it was my first time ever doing paint lighting and I was a bit excited with the results! 😬 Not only that but these trees look so cool! Especially at nighttime 🌳😎✨
For those of you that don’t know what light paining is, it’s just illuminating a subject while taking a long exposure shot. There’s more to it than that but that’s pretty much the main idea.
Some people call these strange trees, “giant plants” but they’re actually called Joshua Trees and you can only find them here in this place! They’re about 2.5 million of them so I guarantee you that you will find one of your needs if you ever find yourself here 😉 You might say so many trees in a desert? Yeah, very weird indeed! Anyways, I asked the moon to move and put itself in the middle top of the tree to make the shot a little more interesting 🙃 Only if it was that simple 🤦🏻♂️😄 I hope y’all like this one! 💚🌳🌝
📍Joshua Tree National Park, California 🇺🇸
Picture perfect..it’s time to land this flight. Hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did..
One of the best parts of tackling Mt Whitney is discovering the otherworldly Alabama Hills. I’ve spent two all-nighters in this crazy place, so I’ve spent more time in the dark than during the day! House sized boulders in crazy formations, patterns and mini gulches that create endless mazes...I can’t wait to come back and camp here with the kids some day and play the most epic game of hide and seek ever.
When visiting Joshua Tree National Park the activities are unlimited. It's the only Park I know of that lets you go 'off trail'. There are serveral designated hiking trails and campsites but you can also pick a rock and go climbing, or hike out to camp in the brush. (Be mindful of signage - some spots are off limits)
The first hike we tried on our last visit was the Barker Dam loop. This easy to moderate trail was highly entertaining - gorgeous views, rocks to climb, a water feature, and these petroglyphs. Does anyone else see ancient things and have a hard time believing they are real? Just me? Ok then. Even if they aren't original it's still pretty cool to see.
Dedicating my 100th post to this beautiful mountain covered in snow. Thanks for all the support everyone.
Aerial boomerang from Mt. Shasta 🎶 “Forest Floor” @samsin
One of those shots where everything just lined up. The tide was high, the waves were perfect, the only clouds in the sky were right above the arch and to top it all off it was cold enough to get some steam rising off the water for that extra bit of atmosphere 🙌🏼
A little rain doesn’t stop tourists from visiting everyone’s favorite bridge.
We are all wanderers on this earth, our hearts full of wonder and our souls deep with dreams 🧡🌵☀️🗺✨😌
Although these cacti may look so wonderfully dreamy, they can become your worst nightmare if stung by one...and guess who got stung by one? Yup...🤦🏻♂️😭
📍Joshua Tree National Park, California 🇺🇸
Photography is the one thing that helps me slow down. I can sit down next to a creek and take my time with long exposures, without feeling rushed. Photography has pushed me out of my comfort zone, motivated me to travel more, and has served as an escape from the hustle and bustle of the Bay Area. It’s the one topic I can talk about for hours and teaches me something new with every shot. Looking forward to another year of more travels and shootin’ away 🏔📷
It's always a treat to end a trip with a hot cup of coffee above an epic view. Thank you guys for following along the past few days as I shared some of my favorite adventures in California with you all! You can find me at @kmantiply
Where is your next adventure taking you?