Picture of the Month – January 2011
It’s been a long time since I’ve had the KLR650 out on a long dirt ride, but with some good weather after weeks of rain, I figured it would be a good time to photograph some of the local streams. So I did one of my favorite loops, going up to Kneeland. It actually ends up being more of a figure 8 going up Redwood House Rd. and coming back down Shower Pass Road.
There were several beautiful spots that I found to photograph, but this was one of my favorites. I loved the color of the huge boulder sitting in the middle of the stream. It provides great contrast to the lush green foliage that surrounds the creek.
Picture of the Month – May 2006
I didn’t have much time for personal photography in May. My long awaited garage project at home finally made progress and so I spent most of my spare hours working on it. Memorial Day Weekend my friend Blake came up to work on our KLR650s and go riding. The working portion took longer than expected so our camping trip didn’t happen, but we did get out finally on Memorial Day for a short ride in the South Fork mountains. This was the first time that I had been on Shower Pass Road and it was full of beautiful scenery. The grass was still really green from all the rain we got this year, and the wildflowers were blooming adding lots of orange, yellow and purple to the ride. The KLR that Blake is now ridiing used to be owned by my brother, and it has the distinction of also being featured in the very first Picture of the Month, all the way back in 1999.