The milky way core above eagle rock in Warner Springs.

Leave this World | Eagle Rock, Warner Springs

I went out to Warner Springs (about 20m N of Julian) to hike to Eagle Rock despite there being a heat advisory. The high was over 100F during the day but I started my hike around 6pm when it was only about 90. So not too bad. I was going to miss the new moon in September due to travel and I wanted to get some last Milky Way photography in before my trip.

The hike to Eagle Rock is probably the nicest hike that I've been on since moving to San Diego. The first part is along a forrested creek-side path (creek was dried up) and then it opens up into some rolling hills with a beautiful prarie grassland. Looks just amazing in the late afternoon light. There's only a slight elevation gain and it's about 3 miles one-way. I was a little worried about rattlesnakes since the temperature was just right (80-90F) but I didn't see or hear any the whole night. I did bring snake gaiters which I put on when it got dark.

Spent the night photographing alone. Very peaceful and I've never seen a more aptly named landmark.

About the Prints

Edition of 50. Available in the following sizes:

24 x 30 inches

32 x 40 inches

48 x 60 inches

Medium: Archival pigment print with acrylic facemount


This is a pigment print where the front has been directly mounted with an adhesive to a sheet of ultra clear, scratch resistant, and non-reflective acrylic glass. This process is known as face mounting. The acrylic captures light internally resulting in a display with incredible visual depth and vibrancy. With proper lighting, the acrylic print will appear to be back illuminated with the light emanating from the image itself. The print comes ready to hang with a hidden mount on the back that floats the print off the wall.

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