January 16, 2013

Alpine Lake and Dam, as available


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photo by Donald Kinney

On the west side of my little village of Fairfax begins a thin, twisty and curvy road that leads bicyclists and motorists up and over Mt. Tamalpais. One of the most beautiful roads in California, in my estimation.



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This road has the rather unimaginative name of "Fairfax-to-Bolinas Road". Residents of Bolinas aren't terribly fond of road signs (((that is a whole 'nother story))), but I suppose Bolinians call it "Bolinas-to-Fairfax Road".



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Anyway, I had such a fine time shooting these photos on Monday that I decided to return on Tuesday to continue where I left off. Unfortunately a film crew prevented me from stopping anywhere near Alpine Dam. According to the fellow who shooed me away, they had "rented" the entire area around Alpine Lake and I would have to move on.



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Well, it happens all the time. Hollywood knows about the dramatic beauty of the Fairfax-to-Bolinas Road and its environs. I run into film crews frequently.

Ridgecrest Boulevard, with its dramatic drop-offs to the Pacific, connects to Fairfax-to-Bolinas Road and is a favored location to shoot automobile commercials. The last one I noticed on TV was an ad for the Ford Escape.


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1 comment:

Honest Abe said...

The top photo reminds me of several that I have taken over at our Twin Creek. Lovely.

 
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