Looking at Morro Bay from Cerro Alto

Joe in the Ventana Wilderness

Joe in the Ventana Wilderness
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Sunday, June 13, 2010

buck on Cerro Alto

Once again on my daily hike on Cerro Alto -- a mountain in the Las Padres national Forest near Atascadero Ca.
I was standing on the west ridge of this canyon facing a 500 ft. cliff across the canyon when I saw this buck run up the east wall of this canyon . He was running from me and I could not believe my eyes , hearing the noise and seeing him run straight up ! I never would have guessed an animal could scale up such a steep cliff so fast . He once stopped to briefly look at me . and then disappeared over the ridge above me . This was a very exciting moment and I was lucky to have a long lens on my slr Canon .

Saturday, June 12, 2010

dream hike on Cerro Alto


Fantasy hike on a hot day .

The weather on Cerro Alto was hot , but there was a breeze at the top !