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  • Ed O’Malley is a nature photographer who lives on the coast of New Jersey, specifically along the shore of Barnegat Bay. He can often be found sailing, fishing, diving, or kayaking – these and other outdoor activities often provide the opportunity and inspiration for his photographs.

    In addition to his on-the-water pursuits, Ed has always enjoyed stormy weather, and in particular, the winter season – the more snow, the better. In the fall of 2007, this led to Ed’s affiliation with Mount Washington Observatory as a summit volunteer. Since then, this has provided many unique photographic opportunities on the summit of Mount Washington and in the surrounding area. Coastal storms also provide Ed with many opportunities for one-of-a-kind photographs.

Eastern California, ALL of Nevada, and a little bit of Idaho…

Today was another high mileage (600+) day, often in and out of the mountains – including Donner Pass, Route 80 through Nevada, and a little bit of Idaho tonight. Throughout much of the day, I was surrounded by mountains, many of which were snow covered, so the views and picture-taking opportunities were numerous. So much so, that I couldn’t stop every time that I saw a worthy view! Happily, this section of Route 80 is relatively desolate, and undeveloped. From the road, I did see some unidentified (as to exact species) deer, grazing in the distance, as well as numerous hawks. I continue to enjoy the car, and everything is working well. I have seen several similar Outbacks on the road, and there are two of them in parking lot where I am staying tonight. You can see my route and some pictures below. As usual, these are a preview from my iPhone. I’ll post more once I download from my other cameras.

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JACFebruary 14, 2011 - 9:03 pm

Great Shots Man!

The Coast of California: Point Reyes, Big Sur, and Points South…

Yesterday morning, I started out in San Rafael, CA, which is about 18 miles from San Francisco – approximately 600 miles and 14 hours later – I ended up in Stockton, CA, about 83 miles from San Francisco, but the on the other side.  Rest assured, this was intentional.  I wanted to see Point Reyes National Seashore, and Big Sur, both along the coast of CA – and when finished, wanted to head for Jackson Hole, Wyoming – this necessitated a rather unusual route.  This was complicated by the fact that between  San Francisco and Cambria, CA, once you’re on the coast, you can’t really get off, until you reach the “bottom.” (Map below.)

A few photos from yesterday – I’ll post more soon…

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Posted from Stockton, California, United States.

Mark TrumanFebruary 7, 2011 - 8:02 pm

Nice route! Last time we drove the PCH south from San Francisco we were planning on doing a similar loop but only made it as far as Julia Pfeiffer Burns (which we didn’t have time to visit) and decided to retrace our route instead (which lead to a nice dinner and walk on the beach in Carmel so not a bad choice). Looks like you’ve already had a great adventure and there’s a whole lot more ahead. Looking forward to following the rest!