March 21, 2012

Webb Creek - on the backside of Mt. Tamalpais


click photo for full-size image
photo by Donald Kinney

Every once in a while the San Francisco newspaper will do a feature on Webb Creek, Steep Ravine and the Dipsea Trail; and for a while thereafter the number of visitors to this gushing creek will swell--but usually I'm just about the only person there.



click photo for full-size image
photo by Donald Kinney

Webb Creek gets wide and swift after heavy rainfall, and finally, just recently, California received some substantial amounts precipitation.



click photo for full-size image
photo by Donald Kinney

So, they call it the Dipsea foot-race, and starting in Mill Valley the route goes directly over the shoulder of my beloved Mount Tamalpais and down along Steep Ravine and Webb Creek. In June Webb Creek isn't quite as spectacular, but imagine a foot-race along the Redwood studded beauty of this area.



click photo for full-size image
photo by Donald Kinney

But yes, this is the back-side of Mount Tamalpais. Cliff-hugging Highway-1 is just a short distance away. The long expanse of Stinson Beach is a mile or so to the north. Be that as it may, for all practical purposes, this area has an encompassing feeling of being far, far removed from civilization.


CLICK for the very "best" of my work on my photo website.

1 comment:

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Are you getting these soft water effects (long exposure) hand held without the tripod you so much despise packing around? I guess you don't drink coffee.

 
under construction