James Winstead Photoblog

or how i learned to stop worrying and carry a camera

outdoor-z asked: You once posted a picture of a group of people camping in Big Sur with an awesome view of the ocean... Could you possibly tell me where along the coast that was? It looks amazing and is seriously one of my favorite pictures ever

Glad you liked it.  We were on the ridge near a Campground called Timber Top.  That section of the coast has a fire road running along the top of the ridge, parallel to Hwy 1.  The actual spot we camped isn’t really all that relevant, there are miles and miles of coastline that look like this.  Just find a flat spot, don’t build a fire and leave no trace.

Ingredients for a proper winter trip

Bears!

We followed this guy for a while, but he eluded us.

Yosemite 2014

Catching some spring snow.

Agave at Big Sur

(For a Midwest native like me, this sometimes feels like walking an alien planet)

Backpacking at Big Sur

Backpacking at Big Sur

The Pacific seeming infinite at Big Sur

The Pacific seeming infinite at Big Sur

Datsun

Datsun

Little Yosemite Valley - February

Part III

A good morning… boiling up collected rain for coffee while warm and cozy under a tarp.

Little Yosemite Valley - February

Part II

Little Yosemite Valley - February

Part I

(Winter storm warning = good time to have a usually crowded area all to yourself)

Sutro looks on…

Sutro looks on…

Peak bagging… city style, with Sarah.

Good Trail Reads, Good Trail Beers - Henry Coe SP

Henry Coe SP