Hiking the Tennessee Valley Trail

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Hi everybody!

So a few weeks ago I joined a meetup called PhotoHike. You can check them out at www.photohike.org or on Instagram at @photo_hike. This was my first hike since coming out to California. I got to meet some great people, see some great sights and take some cool pictures! If you're a pro or an amateur, I highly encourage everyone to come out to the next one!

 This was as we were starting out on the trail.

This was as we were starting out on the trail.

 The trail is a relatively easy hike

The trail is a relatively easy hike

 Checking out the landscape.

Checking out the landscape.

 The trees tower over everybody.

The trees tower over everybody.

 Our fearless leader grabbing some quick shots. You can check him out at www.robertsilverphotography.com or on Instagram at @robertsilverphotography

Our fearless leader grabbing some quick shots. You can check him out at www.robertsilverphotography.com or on Instagram at @robertsilverphotography

 After a good 30 minute hike, we made it to the beach!

After a good 30 minute hike, we made it to the beach!

 A model joined us. This is one of the few images I took. I'll have another blog up with his session.

A model joined us. This is one of the few images I took. I'll have another blog up with his session.

 Then we climbed the 800 steps trail for a better vantage point. Warning: This is not for the faint of heart. I thought I would get blown right off the cliff with the high winds that were coming up from the ocean.

Then we climbed the 800 steps trail for a better vantage point. Warning: This is not for the faint of heart. I thought I would get blown right off the cliff with the high winds that were coming up from the ocean.

 A fellow photographer. She's a lot braver than I am.

A fellow photographer. She's a lot braver than I am.

 On the edge of the world.  You can check out her work at www.leanne-young.com and on instagram @leanneyoung_

On the edge of the world.

You can check out her work at www.leanne-young.com and on instagram @leanneyoung_

 He shoots film. Check him out at @earvin_quero

He shoots film. Check him out at @earvin_quero

 Final shot from way up high. I'll definitely be visiting again, but may be once it gets warmer.

Final shot from way up high. I'll definitely be visiting again, but may be once it gets warmer.

Hope you enjoyed it! And as always, thanks for reading!