Near the south end Soda Lake Road, Carrizo Plain, San Luis Obispo County, California, April 2016.

Carrizo Plain (4 photos)

In April, we were on a road trip to California’s “Central Coast” region. On the first day, we drove from San Diego to Santa Barbara and ultimately to Solvang, the Danish-themed little town. I didn’t make any photos there (other than with my cellphone, shared on Instagram) but the following day we drove more inland, returning to Carrizo Plain National Monument.

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Algodones Dunes, Imperial County, California.

Algodones Dunes

One of our “summer storm” excursions into the back country ultimately led us all the way into Imperial County and Algodones Dunes. We originally only wanted to visit Santa Ysabel and Laguna Mountains, but from there we saw that the desert was overcast too. While Alex and Toni wandered into the dunes I used the …

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