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Monday, January 2, 2017

New Year's Day With The Big Cats

I spent the afternoon of New Year's Day with the big cats at the San Diego Zoo.  Here are a few shots of the female Amur Leopards to start, followed by one of the female Snow Leopards.

Needless to say, I also spent some time with the Malayan Tigers.  And, probably also needless to say, they spent a lot of time napping . . . but they did occasionally get up, and when the did, the afternoon light was really nice.

Click here to see a few more images of the Malayan Tigers, Amur Leopards and Snow Leopards, from the San Diego Zoo on January 1, 2017.  

Happy New Year!

Eagle Gold Mine Tour - Julian, California

Back in early November we did the tour of the Eagle Gold Mine in Julian, California.  It was both a lot of fun and informative.

You enter the side of the mountain at the Eagle Mine, which was started in 1870.

Our guide, sitting at the Underground Foreman's desk.  Right after I took this he turned off all the lights so we could see how dark it gets that far underground.  It was dark.

After walking for quite a ways, and climbing up a steep ladder, you exit through the High Peak Mine on the other side of the mountain.

On our way back to San Diego we stopped off in Santa Ysabel to check out the recently restored General Store, and then it was across the street to the Julian Pie Company's main bakery for a slice of apple-mountainberry pie and coffee.

Click here to see a few more images from the Eagle Gold Mine and Santa Ysabel on November 6, 2016.

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Header image: Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, Cibola, Arizona. End image: Downtown San Diego, California skyline from Coronado Island. Profile picture: Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho, by Heather Baiamonte.