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Last mentioned in Oakland : CA : USA
Galen Avery Rowell (August 23, 1940 – August 11, 2002) was a noted wilderness photographer and climber. Born in Oakland, California, he became a full-time photographer in 1972.

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  • Early photos pivotal in Yosemite’s preservation as national park

      News Source: Merced Sun-Star | 1 month ago
    In all likelihood, James Hutchings never anticipated the revolution he set in motion. Back in the mid-1850s, the pioneer publisher had explored a remote Sierra Nevada wonderland known as Yosemite, and he extolled its scenery. But readers regarded the
  • Yosemite Valley's “firefall” astounds park visitors (gallery)

      News Source: SF Gate | over 1 year ago
    For 12 minutes at dusk last Saturday, it felt like a supernatural force took over a piece of Yosemite Valley...At Horsetail Fall, tucked beneath Cathedral Spires on the shoulder of El Capitan, what looked like the once-epic Yosemite firefall suddenly
  • Holiday gift ideas for people who love outdoors

      News Source: SF Gate | over 2 years ago
    You can spend $2.99 for a stocking stuffer gift that an outdoorsman might prize for the rest of his life. Providing, that is, the gift is a little folding knife that feels "just right" in his pocket. Or you can spend $900 for the ultimate foul
  • To a Mountain in Tibet by Colin Thubron

      News Source: The Guardian | over 3 years ago
    Where are you?" asks Colin Thubron in his 10th travel book, as he gulps thin Tibetan air. In the other nine volumes, the inner journey hovers between the lines as our man bushwhacks through the lost heart of Asia, bounces along the silk road in the
  • Best Bets for fall leaf color, Nov. 5-7

      News Source: Sacramento Bee | over 3 years ago
    If you check out this interactive map , you will notice that all other areas are completely down. Antelope Valley (Stop 5 on the map) is in full color right now. After getting gas at the Lake Topaz Casino, make a stop at the lake and shoot the
  • Gary Hart escaped a cubicle for the wilds of nature photography

      News Source: Sacramento Bee | over 4 years ago
    If that means wading into a Sedona, Ariz., creek for hours, waiting for the light of sunset to hit Cathedral Rock just right, so be it. Waterproof sandals and an iron determination keep him comfortable and focused; a tripod keeps his camera steady...


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