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Mike

Park Ranger, explorer, & historian. Camera is either IPhone 6 or Nikon D3200

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Sunset at Convict Lake with Mt Laurel in the background. On September 23, 1871 a group of convicts escaped the Carson City Jail in Nevada and headed south. A Sheriffs Posse rode out from Benton, Ca to intercept the group. They met near what is now called Convict Creek, below the lake. The resulting gunfight killed Posse members Robert Morrison, a merchant and Wells Fargo agent, and Mono Jim, a Paiute Scout. Mt Morrison and Mono Jim Peak on the south side of Convict Lake are named in honor of them. ---------------------------------- #sunsets #california_igers #monocounty #monocountytourism #visitcalifornia #easternsierra #smalltownbigbackyard #mammothlakes #visitmammoth #caligrammers #longexposure #longexpolite #convictlake #whereyoulive #sierranevada #parkrangerlife #vacation #dayoffhike #rei1440project #optoutside #usfs #inyonationalforest
Old tracks and equipment at the Bennettsville Mine. Ore discovered by a young shepard sparked a short lived mining operation from 1877 to 1882 at Bennettsville, CA . Then mine was reopened twice in 1884 and 1931 . The Mine never produced significant amounts of gold or silver , and reached a depth of approximately 2,000 ft. The road to the mine eventually formed the basis for Tioga Road (Hwy 120) which is the eastern entrance to Yosemite. --------------------------------------#abandonedplaces #abandonedmine #usfs #forestservice #monocounty #monocountytourism #inyonationalforest #parkrangerlife #vacation #dayhike #sierranevada #tiogapass #optoutside #rei1440project #findyourforest #findyourpark #aov5k #fbn10k #caligramers #abandoned_world #history #mine #moreyouknow
Bennettsville Mine. Ore discovered by a young shepard sparked a short lived mining operation from 1877 to 1882 at Bennettsville, CA . Then mine was reopened twice in 1884 and 1931 . The Mine never produced significant amounts of gold or silver , and reached a depth of approximately 2,000 ft. The road to the mine eventually formed the basis for Tioga Road (Hwy 120) which is the eastern entrance to Yosemite. -------------------------------------------#abandonedplaces #abandonedmine #usfs #forestservice #monocounty #monocountytourism #inyonationalforest #parkrangerlife #vacation #dayhike #sierranevada #tiogapass #optoutside #rei1440project #findyourforest #findyourpark #aov5k #fbn10k #caligramers #abandoned_world #history #mine #moreyouknow
Last Photo from last nights Meteor Shower Viewing. No Meteors in any of my shots, but got a photo of Mars and the Milky Way over my truck. Some #freeadvertising for @ford . -------------------------------------------------#marincountyparks #marin #marincounty #novato #rei1440project #optoutside #perseidmeteorshower #parkrangerlife #marinstagram #thecounty #marinspired #igersnorthbay #igersbayarea #wildbayarea #visitmarin #visitcalifornia #nightphotography #dslrphotography #longexposure #longexposure_shots #longexpolite #aov5k #fbn10k
Yesterday afternoon's carry out of an injured hiker from the Bahia Trail in about 95 degree weather. Agencies involved: Novato Fire Department , Marin County Park Rangers, and Marin County Sheriff's Office. #carryout #marin #marincounty #novatofd #marinsheriff #firefighters_daily #parkrangerlife #thinredline #thinblueline #thingreenline #firstresponders #heatwave #medicalaid #novato #rushcreek #optoutside #rei1440project #searchandrescue #iphonephotography
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