Saturday, February 18, 2012

Silver Linings...

Devil's Postpile, Inyo National Forest, California

Remember those incredible winds this last November 30th?
(I know it was the 30th because they were blowing the day our Addison was born!)
Well...probably the worst hit area for winds (outside of the Pasadena/Temple City area)
was the area surrounding Red's Meadow and the Devil's Postpile in 
the Inyo National Forest.  That's right...just up the road from Mammoth...

According to KIBS radio and the National Park Service website,
the Inyo National Forest, Devils Postpile National Monument, and 
Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort pulled together to begin clearing the area 
of downed trees and debris during December and January
due to the unprecedented lack of snow this season.

Their goal is to open as much of the recreational area as possible this summer. 
Because of our lack of snow, they've gotten a jump start on this objective...
Guess it's true...there's always a silver lining!!!


  1. Very nice black and white photo.

    Regards and best wishes

  2. Never seen these in person, but would like to. I think formations like this are so cool....

  3. suitable headline for this shot. I like the rock. :)

  4. It is amazing how the nature is creative - how the wind can form things around you. Fantastic photograph..

  5. Yup, there's always a good somewhere :D

  6. Nice picture, great landscape...;-D

  7. Thank you all!!! The Devil's Postpile is quite a unique natural phenomenon and I'm so glad the clean up has been going so well. Now it depends on the snow levels through the spring.
    Three cheers to Inyo National Forest, Devil's Postpile National Monument, and Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort for pulling together to get this tremendous task done!!!

  8. You are in an amazing part of our country Kathy. You are the perfect person to photograph it!

  9. Well, I don't know about that V!!! But I'm definitely having fun doing it!!!

  10. Wonderful geology. That's a fine composition.

  11. That is a great picture. What a wonderful geologic structure.