I just can't believe how fast September came and went! This is now the beginning of my favorite time of year. On the 8th we leave for our annual Fall Colors Trip, this year we are going to the Yosemite area. We are staying in Mariposa, Ca. at Dwight Blemker’s girlfriend’s property. Jacqui has 10 acres of land and has offered up her place as a staging point for out trip into Yosemite and surrounding areas. There is ample room for tent camping and trailers, barbecue, jacuzzi and pool. More information can be found on the website’s calendar.
We are also heading to Fossil Falls this month for a quick over-nighter, or if you want just spend the day. Fossil Falls is located 45 minutes north of the city of Ridgecrest on the east side of US 395. Take the Cinder Road exit to the parking lot. The Fossil Falls area includes the Fossil Falls Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) and the Fossil Falls Campground. The campground has 11 sites that are located within the ACEC. The fee is $6.00 a night, it has a restroom, hand pump for potable water, fire rings and picnic tables. The trip is Saturday October 24th. Check out the BLM website for more info on Fossil Falls. www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/ridgecrest/fossil.html
This month we are pleased to announce our speaker will be Michael Chavez of the Los Angeles Times. Michael has been working on a project in Peru for several years and will show us some of his images as well as some from different stages of his career.
The new Theme of the month is “Architecture” there are several opportunities to find architecture around the SCV and surrounding areas. Lets see how many of us can come up of some art.
Everyone should be gearing up for the Winter Digital Image Competition which is next month November 10th. We will start early 6:30 pm and go until we finish. Last year we had a great turnout and saw a lot of awesome images. I”m looking forward to this years showing.
We are working on our Holiday Party which will be held on December 11th. The location and time will be available soon and I will post it then.
Well have a good month everyone. I’m looking forward to seeing all of you at our next meeting.