Calilfornia's King Range National Conservation Area is the largest patch of wilderness coastline on the West Coast. 4,000 foot peaks rise majestically from the surf and almost 100 miles of hiking trails beckon to day hikers and backpackers. Take a springtime hike to the historic Punta Gorda Lighthouse. Fields of poppies and lupine peak here in May and last till early June. Today's photo tip from BLM photographer Bob Wick: "Bring a long telephoto lens and hike a bit further south to capture a rare colony of Stellar sea lions on the offshore rocks. For a good wildlife shot, always focus on the eyes to make sure they are sharp. Don’t be afraid to shoot many exposures to increase your opportunity to capture interesting behaviors." #nationalphotographymonth#yourpubliclands#mypubliclands#photography#california#californiagem#visitcalifornia#kingrange#picoftheday#instagood#scenic#nature#recreation#hiking#getoutside
The kids couldn't pass up a fun opportunity to jump around outside our second hotel @portofinohotel. We loved our stay there and they were so accommodating, especially for the little kids, which was very helpful. More snaps to come. 😉
If you were in Yosemite Valley today, you may have watched Yosemite Search and Rescue practicing swift water rescue techniques. On a high water year like this one, this training could not be more important. The river is running fast, high, and cold (40°F or 4°C)! Please stay out of and away from the edge of waterways to ensure that these rescuers don't need to jump in after you or your loved ones. 📷: @yosemitenps . . .