Before heading off to the big red trees for a winter camp, a couple more geo-related strolls (involving rock hammers) were necessary.
Pegmatitic granite from the Lake Isabella dump site. Rainbow behind the Lake Isabella dam. Inquisitive cow in the Kern Canyon. Snow-capped Sierra Nevada as seen from the Red Rock Canyon desert. Opalized vesicular basalt. Very low water in the Kern River. Metal joshua tree "sculpture" on hwy 395. Red dunes at Red Cinder Hill. Me down in Fossil Falls.