[i]very still[/i]. It’s about a 1 second exposure.
A reflecting lake, by the side of an old 49 alignment.
An abandoned bridge on a county road near North Fork. They dismantled the approaches. Apparently, it was the only way to be sure.
Looking back east for a moment. We’re about to start 168, but it’s still county roads – in varying states of preservation! – for now.
Same vegetation-filled stream, opposite direction.
Some vegatation of the above-ground kind.
One last one, then it’s time for 168.
168 starts going up rather quickly.
Gas is expensive on this little spur route to nowhere.
At Shaver Lake. This duck has just come in for a landing.
Iron pyrite – the bane of gold panners everywhere – washes up on the shore of the lake.
The dam. Shaver Lake, as well as several others in the area, are all artificially created to provide hydroelectric power.
The view from on top of the dam.
This sign probably dates back to when the dam and lake were built in 1927.
Everyone’s favorite Bear 168 sign. Well, Scott’s favorite, anyway. We brought it along and put it up on an unused post on highway 168. (And yes, we took it with us afterward!)
Old 168 heading up to Big Creek.
Another one of 168’s waterfalls.
Sometimes, the water needs to come down the hill in a more controlled manner. To that end, these huge pipes were installed.
The backs of the old white guide signs. Invariably, one gets better light for the back than the front. This is a basic fact of going out to photograph things – one gets there at the wrong time of day!
A flowering tree, just above the two signs.
This old speed limit sign is in the same general area.
And one going the other direction.
This route marker appears to be missing something.
The river flows down towards Huntington Lake.
The source of the river. Everything’s one large hydroelectric complex.
One last photo, showing the perils of shooting into the sun. I turned this one nearly black and white.
that’s all, folks! next up … photos from some other trip! I’ve only got a backlog of 30,000 photos or so!