Thursday, October 22, 2009

Lake Tahoe - CA Side

You've got to love a company that sends you to Lake Tahoe for a three-day Directors' meeting. What an absolutely gorgeous place! Here's some video footage.

Lake Tahoe (CA side) at the shoreline.

Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Catalina Mountain Highway

Catalina Mountain Highway - This breathtaking scenic highway to the top of the sky island of Mt. Lemmon takes you from the low Sonoran Desert to a high Alpine forest (9100 feet). That's the biological equivalent of traveling from Mexico to Canada in 27 miles.

Where: Just north of Tucson, AZ
When: October 17, 2009

Weather: Bright and sunny with some puffer clouds and a bit of a breeze. Temperatures in the mid-90s on the desert floor and mid-70s at the summit.

Birds of note: Townsend Warblers.

Trail notes: Beautiful fall colors. The leaves are just about at their peak.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Townsend's Warbler

Saw a Townsend's Warbler on my morning walk flitting in the canopy of a mesquite tree. It nests in Canada and the Pacific Northwest, so it's here to escape the cold. Aren't we all?

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Mt. Lemmon in the Catalina Mountains 4000'

I took the convertible up to Mt. Lemmon today to catch some of the fall color. This shot is at 4000'--less than halfway up the mountain.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009