Archive for November, 2011

November 30, 2011

Moab

Nice town..not very touristy with enough options for good food. My find in Moab was Milt’s Stop and Eat. If I was there for a week, I would have tried every thing on their menu. Milt’s has also been featured in the NY Times’ 36 hours in Moab feature. This place must not be missed.

Moab

November 30, 2011

Canyonlands National Park

Day 2 started with the sunrise shoot of the Mesa Arch. The Mesa arch is a very popular destination for sunrise shoots and you really have be to be early to get a spot. One of the pictures shows you how busy it can get. You will see hundreds of the same Mesa Arch sunrise photos..but what the heck..I am proud to have one of my own :).

After Mesa Arch we decided to shoot from the False Kiva. Now this was quite an adventure. The False Kiva located in Canyonlands National Park is a Class II archaeological site. Because of its semi-protected status, you will not find directions to this Kiva in public maps. But if you ask a park ranger, they have to provide you the directions. If you Google or Bing (whatever makes you happy), there are websites where people are willing to email you the coordinates. Some of the websites have pretty vague directions too. Armed with a bunch of coordinates, and with a vague direction, with no clue of how long and dangerous the trek is going to be, we started a journey…Did we make it? Oh yes we did!!!! 🙂

Here is the slideshow version.
canyonlands

November 28, 2011

Arches National Park – Thanksgiving’ 11 Day 1

Completely oblivious of Thanksgiving and black Friday deals, we decided to spend time in Utah (primarily Moab). We were kind of spending time with the native Indians…:)
We flew out of LAX to reach Salt Lake City at 10:00am. I loved the airport for its free WiFi. After a quick breakfast we hurried out to the Arches National Park. The intent was to photograph the Delicate Arch during sunset. Did we make it – not really. We just got the residual sunlight.
If you ever visit the Arches National Park, don’t miss the long, strenuous hike to the Delicate Arch. What you see around the bend at the last corner is simply amazing. It’s totally worth it!!
with a change of landscape

Day1

November 13, 2011

Salt’s Cure

Salt’s Cure gets featured in all the ‘best breakfast/brunch’ lists in Los Angeles. We decided to check out this place on Saturday. It was really good and definitely deserves its spot on all those lists!

We had the ‘potted pig’. It’s pork cooked in its own fat served with crackers, herbs and pickled onions – not to be missed. We also had the 2 X 2 X 2 – that’s 2 eggs, 2 bacon strips & 2 sausages with biscuit and jam. The jam is fresh (it will be a crime to waste it). If you think you don’t need the jam, just try dipping the bacon in it.
And yes, the 2 X 2 X 2 tastes as beautiful as it looks 🙂

Slideshow version here.
Salt's cure

November 5, 2011

Mono Lake

Mono Lake

November 4, 2011

Mammoth Lakes

Slideshow version here.

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November 3, 2011

Lost America – Bodie Ghost Town

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Bodie
Slideshow version here.

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