Poor quality editing, I know, pardon that please (if you get tired of seeing my face I don't blame you, hehe.) But at least you get the feel of what it was like on my latest adventure hike to peak (5600') of Granite Mountain in Anza-Borrego Desert of San Diego county CA (just East of Julian / Laguna mountains). It was storming as you can see and snow was falling at low levels. So rare to see snow in the desert like that, a place associated more with blazing heat and scorching sun!
And how about my choice of Music? I absolutely LOVE the California outdoors and ... "My love for you knows no limit. . . I'll do any foolish thing to show how much I care!!" (Song credit- Any Foolish thing by Michael McDonald from Doobie Brothers.)
• You can never actually see the peak in any of this because it was in the clouds
• I used my iphone4 for video, some photos and navigation so you hear the GPS talking at times during video. GPS nav was critical to find my way back in dark
• I really struggled for a while near peak in freezing cold, wet, wind; so hopefully you will forgive me for poor quality video at times (my finger kept covering microphone)
• After arriving back to my car after dark, I very slowly made my way to Laguna Mountains, took snow shots of trees before dawn, then hurried to Temecula to do a sunrise flight, therefore the balloon pix and Inland Empire snowy peaks. Even saw snow on the Santa Anna Mountains west of Lake Elsinore!
• This was a training hike in preparation to climb Picacho Del Diablo again (tallest peak in Baja) next week; next week I plan to get lots of snow shots in Baja, Mexico!
• Check out my set on flickr for individual photos and to comment on photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hotair2112/sets/72157625993943699/
• Thank you to all my fans (all 3 or 4) but especially to Andrea Boiani and Marisol R. for your inspiration and dedicated following; I really appreciate you following my adventures!