Garnet Peak, at an elevation of almost 5900 feet, is one of the best high elevation vista points along the Pacific Crest Trail in San Diego’s Laguna Mountains. For our September activity, we hope that the weather will cooperate when we hike there for sunset photos. Please continue reading if you’re interested.
Balboa Park offers a wonderful variety of photography opportunities. Please join SCPS board member Chris Gaines for our June 2023 activity, when we’ll go for a morning photo walk at the park.
Please join SCPS chair Alexander S. Kunz for a photo hike in San Diego’s Laguna Mountains. May and June are the best months for springtime impressions of San Diego County at these higher elevations. The hike combines a part of the Big Laguna Trail with the Sunset Trail and the scenery includes chaparral, open meadows, forest expansive views to the west.
Join us for a morning hike of intimate landscape photography at Mission Trails Regional Park with SCPS board member and fine art photographer Jodie Hulden.
Join us for a hike through coastal chaparral at the Carmel Mountain Preserve. This location holds a couple of natural and restored vernal pools, a temporary wetland habitat that has become incredibly rare in San Diego County. Most vernal pool habitat has been destroyed by development. What little remains is often highly protected and fenced. The Carmel Mountain Preserve is one of the few locations where vernal pools can be observed and appreciated safely and legally, from the trails.
Please join us for a sunset photography session at Broken Hill, Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. This location provides an opportunity to take stunning sunset photos over the Pacific Ocean with the eroding sandstone bluffs and local flora as a foreground. There is no location like this in Southern California. Weather projections are for partly cloudy skies that evening, so conditions could be very favorable for this unique photo.
Every once in a while, our long-time member and friend Jim McGinn has an itch to makes photos of old stuff. To scratch that itch, he goes to the Motor Transport Museum in Campo — and he invites you to come along, of course!