All posts tagged: California

Stargazing in Joshua Tree

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Photography / Travel
Joshua Tree with Stars

Joshua Tree National Park is famous not only for its eponymous yucca trees and climbing opportunities but also for having some of the darkest skies in Southern California. Just two hours’ drive from the sprawl of Los Angeles, this has made the park a popular getaway for amateur stargazers and astrophotographers as well as those simply looking to spend a night camping under the stars. With my sunroof down and an oh-so-appropriate classic rock soundtrack of […]

Yosemite Day Trip from LA

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Nature / Travel
Yosemite Valley Sunset

I’ve always wanted to see Yosemite, but after watching America’s Best Idea, the Ken Burns documentary series on the creation of the National Park Service, I became even more determined to find an excuse to visit. Knowing that a recent trip to Los Angeles for work was the closest I was likely to get for a good while, I started Googling around for day trip itineraries. Unfortunately, there weren’t many to be found. A few people had put together […]