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James Mahan-Soto  Casual photographer in Glendale California. See more images at

Another beautiful sunset on the Sea of Cortez, shared with @mikemahansoto and @carbety !

Sharing an orange slice with a new Mexican friend! Que cute!! #squirell #mexicovacation #quecute

Yes, at the beach with shoes and socks! My Irish feet are sunburned from too many hours in the surf yesterday! Today is a mostly shade day. With @mikemahansoto and @carbety

First night in Mexico and we have a cloud showing off!

#lightning #clouds #mexico #mayanpalace #puertopeñasco

Puerto Peñasco, Mexico
The view from our room!!!!

Tuolumne Meadows with Fog

A couple weeks ago, before the current 2018 Ferguson Fire started in Yosemite, I was driving east on US-120 when I spotted mist on this pond. I had to stop and get a photo! If I has passed this pond 15 minutes later the mist would not have been there! Timing, and sometimes luck, is everything!
#tuolumnemeadows #tuolumne #yosemite #yosemitenationalpark #explorecalifornia #exploreca #explorer #wilderness #discovercalifornia #discoverca #nationalpark #nationalparks #nationalparkgeek #fog #foggy #mist #misty #pond #ponds #unknownpond #pondwithfog #us120 #wheream_i_ca #sierranevada #intothewild #intothewoods #timingiseverything #luckyfind #luckyshot

A cabin on the road to South Lake near Bishop, California. I could live here!

#southlakebishopca #southlake #bishopca #bishop #California #aspens #cabin #mountain #retirementlife #getaway

South Lake is a popular fishing and boating destination, fed by Bishop Creek, a 10.1-mile-long stream in Inyo County, California. The creek is the largest tributary of the Owens River. It has five hydroelectric plants owned by Southern California Edison.

Bishop Creek has three forks, North, Middle and South. All have their headwaters in the eastern Sierra Nevada, near the border with Fresno County. The forks all flow into lakes while still at high elevations. The North Fork flows into North Lake, the Middle Fork flows into Lake Sabrina. The South Fork flows into South Lake and continues through the community of South Fork (aka Habbeger's) and then joins the Middle Fork. Bishop Creek then begins its steep descent to the Owens Valley, flowing past the city of Bishop before its confluence with the Owens River.

The creek was named after Owens Valley settler Samuel Addison Bishop.

#southlake #inyocounty #California #bishop #bishopca #owensriver #bishopcreek #SierraNevada #fishing #fishermen #mountains #snow

Fossil Falls adjacent
If you have explored US 395 then you may have taken the Fossil Falls turn off between Little Lake and Coso Junction. After a short drive on a gravel road you can turn right to go to the falls. If you turn left toward Little Lake Overlook you will drive past the Twin Mountain Rock Venture and then see a parking area on the left. That is where this image was captured. It is a series of lava cones in various shades of brown, covered with some vegetation. I happened to be there the day after a summer monsoon passed through the area, leaving big puffy clouds!

#fossilfalls #littlelake #California #us395 #395north #lava #clouds #afterthestorm #aftertherain

A great day in the mountains with the remains of a monsoon that passed through this area. Someone was getting wet on US-395, but not me!

#ancientbristleconepineforest #bristleconepineforest #whitemountains #california #bishop #inyo #inyonationalforest #rain #monsoon #thunderstorm #wheream_i_ca #conquer_ca #explorecalifornia

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