Sunset at Dunderberg Meadows (3 photos)

Fall color trees at sunset, Dunderberg Meadows near Conway Summit/Bridgeport, Mono County, California. September 2016.

The clouds that began to move in towards the end of our Red Cones hike looked promising so we went out for sunset. I had fond memories of Dunderberg Meadows and the colorful Aspen trees there. I was hoping to be able to combine them with a colorful sunset!

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Sunset at Moonlight Beach

Sunset at Moonight Beach, Encinitas, California. June 2016.

Moonlight Beach is a beach “pocket” in the coastal cliffs of Encinitas. It’s very busy in summer of course, and it has plenty of features for beach-goers to have a good time! We were there for sunset – subtropical moisture was passing through San Diego and Southern California, bringing some clouds which partially lit up for sunset.

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Cuyamaca Dusk (4 photos)

Mid-November hike to Cuyamaca Peak for sunset. All of the once beautiful forest on the east-facing slopes of Rancho Cuyamaca State Park burned in the 2003 “Cedar Fire” and the old trees were all destroyed. The area is slowly recovering since, but it will take many more years until the forest will return to its previous splendor – if ever.

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