I dipped out of work a little early yesterday, telling the bosses I had something to do. Considering it was a slow day, the fact that I get no official time off, and we all-too-often work the standard 12 hour day (standard in our line of work, that is), they understood and didn’t ask any questions. I packed up my bag and made the 15 mile drive to the Vasquez Rocks for a photo mission.
If you aren’t familiar with this particular geologic structure, it’s a collection of smallish, sandstone mountains that have shot diagonally out of the earth. The rocks have been used in numerous productions over the years like Star Trek, The Twilight Zone, NCIS, 24, Roswell, Blazing Saddles, The Big Bang Theory, Power Rangers, Michael Jackson’s “Black or White” video, etc.! etc.! etc.!
Sometimes I am a little long-winded, so I am going to post a few photos and let them do most of the talking.
The middle photo gives the best perspective for demonstrating how large these formations are. They are a pretty easy climb, and it’s so peaceful atop the peaks. They even have a haunting whistle when the wind is blowing, in a way similar to blowing on the top of a bottle. It’s worth a quick visit if you’ve never been and ever get the chance.
The Vasquez Rocks are located in northern Los Angeles County, about 40 miles north of Hollywood. If you go hiking in the area, bring plenty of water and watch out for rattlesnakes!
Written by Justin Kilmer
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