Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Leaving Wyoming and Heading West: Watery Wednesday

Greetings From Battle Mountain, Nevada

I finished all of my work a couple days ago and headed south into Utah. I camped in some of the mountainous area in the northeast part of the state. While driving south out of Utah I found a Western Scrub Jay which was my first for Wyoming. Yesterday I drove west and was able to see the Great Salt Lake which is very impressive. The birds around the lake are good too, but I didn't bird too much since I went through in the heat of the day. I made it into Nevada and decided to get a hotel room so I didn't have to suffer through the heat of the Nevada desert.

A beautiful creek in the mountains of Utah.

Tomorrow I will arrive at the airport in Reno to pick up my mom, dad, and brother then will be heading to California. We are going to be spending time in San Fransisco, Eureka, and Yosemite. I should see many birds including many species I have not seen in the past.

Check out more great Watery Wednesday Posts here.

13 comments:

Ebie said...

Beautiful watery shot! I want to explore the Salt Lake area in the future. I hope you will enjoy your visit in California (Northern). Yosemite is lovely this time of the year.

Bryan said...

Nice photos. It sounds like you're having a great time and will continue that trend. I was just in San Francisco and Yosemite a few weeks ago. The crowds are getting bigger, but everything is still amazing. I can't speak much for the birds, but I saw plenty of wildlife there, so I imagine you'll see plenty of the flying variety too.

VALKYRIEN said...

That is a gorgeous watery shot! Love it when the waterfall looks like cream! I have to try that once!

J Bar said...

Good shot.
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Jew Wishes said...

What a beautiful capture of nature!

mick said...

I like the way you have photographed the water.

Guy D said...

Awesome awesome awesome.

Cheers
Guy
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Arija said...

Beutiful bit of 'white' water, great shot. Enjoy your birding holiday with your family!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

What a wonderful watery place to visit and cool off in hot Nevada. Great pic!

~Lisa

Kerri said...

Gorgeous! Looks like you are getting ready to start another fabulous adventure!

Tulip said...

lovely creek and the current of the water is so strong.

amanda said...

First off gorgeous shots! second did you get to South Utah? It is more amazing the the Northern for color. I am so jealous I live in SoCal and have never been to Yosemite, just wait till you see the the giant redwoods!Ejoy and stay safe this is fire season here!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Sounds like an adventurous trip! I enjoyed hearing about your bear story in the next post. We hiked to Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska and were told we might see a bear, but we only saw the remnants of one right in the middle of the trail if you know what I mean. :)