Headin’ Out

We’ve packed up the motorhome and are just about to head out on our next photo trip. We expect to be gone about two months this time. Since we’ve had a pretty normal rainfall all over the state this year, we thought it would be a good time to check out the spring wildflower bloom all across the state. We will initially go south, our first main stop being in the Carrizo Plain National Monument near Bakersfield. There will probably be a stop or two before that because we usually discover areas of plentiful blooming along the way, and just have to stop for a while. Death Valley National Park is another planned stop. The bloom this year is supposed to be better than normal, but not quite at peak yet. A week or two will change that – and the dunes are calling! We also plan on checking out the Antelope Valley Poppy Preserve. We are hopeful this year is a banner bloom. Anza Borrego is also a possibility, though it is already getting hot and is at near peak. We will see. The itinerary is pretty loose after that. Back across the state and up the eastern Sierra Nevada mountains along Highway 395 has a certain allure, and then back across the state in the north to see Shasta and down through gold country is a possibly. Much depends on weather and road conditions.

I will also be writing a little about my experience at the PhotoAlliance portfolio review that I just completed this past weekend. In short, it went really well. I made some really good connections and it looks like as many as three possible shows for 2010 and 2011. But more about that later.

My posts will undoubtably be pretty spotty. It can be a challenge finding internet access in many areas of the desert, and when we do, it can be unreliable. But I will post when and where possible and let you all know how it is going. Till the next post – happy trails!

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