Gallery Update #11: Snags

My Gallery Updates are about sharing photos I’ve added to the gallery section of this site. The galleries are my way of creating a visual approach to searching for hikes by having collections of photos that link to information about hiking to where each photo was taken.

This week I added a new Snags Gallery. One of my favorite blogs (Backyard Biology) recently posted a piece (Dead tree wildlife condo) describing the role that snags (dead or dying trees that are still standing) play in nature. Previously I didn’t know there was an ecological term for the many standing dead trees I photograph. Here’s a few in different contexts.

September 2011

September 2011

Above photo taken from the Devil’s Backbone Trail.

May 2012

May 2012

Above photo taken from the Islip Ridge Trail.

December 2012

December 2012

Above photo taken from the Mt. Hillyer Trail.

February 2012

February 2012

Above photo taken from the Silver Moccasin Trail near Little Pines Loop.

May 2012

May 2012

Above photo taken from the Pacific Crest Trail between Islip Saddle and Little Jimmy Campground.

Gallery Update #10: Trails

My Gallery Updates are about sharing photos I’ve added to the gallery section of this site. The galleries are my way of creating a visual approach to searching for hikes by having collections of photos that link to information about hiking to where each photo was taken.

This week I added five photos to the Trails gallery.

February 2013

February 2013

Above view from the Tom Sloan Saddle Trail.

November 2012

November 2012

Above view from the Upper San Gabriel Peak Trail.

November 2011

November 2011

Above view from the South Fork Trail.

October 2012

October 2012

Above view from the Silver Moccasin Trail between Three Points and Bandito Campground

November 2012

November 2012

Above view from the Valley Forge Trail.

Weekly Gallery Update #9: Views From Trails

My Weekly Gallery Updates are about sharing photos I’ve added to the gallery section of this site.  The galleries are my way of creating a visual approach to searching for hikes by having collections of photos that link to information about hiking to where each photo was taken.

This week I added five photos to the Views From Trails gallery.

February 2012

February 2012

Above view from the Mt. Markham Trail looking down Bear Canyon.

December 2012

December 2012

Above view from the Baldy Bowl Trail.

August 2011

August 2011

Above view from the Islip Ridge Trail toward Crystal Lake.

December 2011

December 2011

Above view from the East Mt. Lowe Trail, looking down on Inspiration Point and toward Catalina Island.

December 2011

December 2011

Above view from the Upper San Gabriel Peak Trail.

Weekly Gallery Update #8: Header Images

My Weekly Gallery Updates are about sharing photos I’ve added to the gallery section of this site.  The galleries are my way of creating a visual approach to searching for hikes by having collections of photos that link to information about hiking to where each photo was taken.

Side note for bloggers: One of the reasons I chose the Twenty Eleven Theme was because it has lots of different features and functionality.  I expected that over time I might grow into it.  A feature that recently caught my attention is the option to have random headers load with each page click (WordPress bloggers can find this feature in themes that support it from the dashboard by clicking on the Appearance and then Header tabs).

Since a key component of my blog is to provide visitors with a visual means to find hikes, it makes sense to use the header area to assist in that goal.  I think that having a randomly appearing header image with each page click helps emphasize discovery.  This gallery will work a little different than the others as the images will be organized in alphabetical order by trail name instead of by most recently added.  This will allow someone who wants to know more about a trail in the header image to quickly find it by clicking on the link below the gallery image.  Also, because I need to crop the images to make them header sized, I’m including the whole image in the gallery as well.  I will update this gallery more often than the others to periodically inform people of this functionality.  Presently, there are ten header images, five are shown below.  The rest of them can be seen in the Header Images Gallery.

Pacific Crest Trail, October 2011

Pacific Crest Trail, October 2011

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More photos of the Pacific Crest Trail from Mt. Baden-Powell to JCT Dawson Saddle

Lower San Gabriel Peak Trail, December 2011

Lower San Gabriel Peak Trail, December 2011

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More photos of the Lower San Gabriel Peak Trail. 

Silver Moccasin Trail, February 2012

Silver Moccasin Trail, February 2012

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More photos of the Silver Moccasin Trail between Charlton Flats and Little Pines Loop

Upper Sam Merrill Trail, January 2012

Upper Sam Merrill Trail, January 2012

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More photos of the Upper Sam Merrill Trail

Valley Forge Trail, November 2012

Valley Forge Trail, November 2012

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More photos of the Valley Forge Trail

Weekly Gallery Update #7: Trees

My Weekly Gallery Updates are about sharing photos I’ve added to the gallery section of this site.  The galleries are my way of creating a visual approach to searching for hikes by having collections of photos that link to information about hiking to where each photo was taken.

This week I’ve added five photos to my existing Trees Gallery.

February 2012

February 2012

Above view from the Dawson Saddle Trail.

September 2011

September 2011

Above view as seen from the Devil’s Backbone Trail.

December 2011

December 2011

Above view from the Lower San Gabriel Peak Trail.

May 2012

May 2012

Above view from the Islip Ridge Trail.

November 2011

November 2011

Above view from the South Fork Trail