High Desert Light at Valley of the Moon

Granitic rocks glow in late afternoon light in the high desert at Valley of the Moon, California. June 2011.

After the first visit to Valley of the Moon with our friend Hans, in April, Shuwen, Toni and I returned in June for a late afternoon hike. One would not expect that a desert hike in June can be all that enjoyable but at this relatively high elevation, temperatures are often still quite tolerable for hiking — especially when it’s windy and as I mentioned before, Valley of the Winds would be an equally fitting name for this place, so that seemed pretty much like a given. :)

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