The milky way core above eagle rock in Warner Springs.

Leave this World | Eagle Rock, Warner Springs

Eagle rock set against the night sky and the vertical core of the Milky Way galaxy. This rock lies on the Pacific Crest Trail near Warner Springs.

The Story Behind the Photo

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.

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