Lake Sabrina is a lake created by damming the middle fork of Bishop Creek. The dam was built in 1907-8 to supply a constant flow of water to to hydraulic power plants. It is a popular recreational area with a small cafe and dock but on the day we visited there were almost no people and a lot of snow. The cafe was open but not for much more than a cup of hot chocolate. The roads were plowed and clear so as we headed back down towards Bishop we decided to visit South Lake, a short side trip. South Lake is 170 acres of 'fishing paradise' at over 9,700 feet in elevation. No surprise that it was still covered in ice and snow! Both lakes warrant a return trip later this month and again in the fall when we return to the area.
A major winter storm moved across Arizona on New Year's Eve. We checked out Sedona, and specifically Crescent Moon, also known by some as Red Rock Crossing, to experience a most unusual photographic opportunity.
We left with safety and caution as our guides as to how far north we would drive (note to self, remind mom we are responsible)! What really drove us was the excitement to see what might be covering those gorgeous red rocks. But first . . .
On our way to Crescent Moon. Can't complain about this scenery. Tom rode 'camera' as we drove.
One of the nicest photographic opportunities at this location is, of course, to capture reflections. Usually one is restricted to reflections off Oak Creek. But, after monsoon storms or snow melts, there is one place everyone loves to check out. It is a big slab of red rock with indentations. It is located so that if you are clever, patient and work your shot, you can get some interesting reflections. On this day there was not much in any of the pools so it was a tough assignment!
At some point you have to leave. Right? Dang it! Tom caught some late Golden Hour shots from the car as we headed home. A full day of magic. Must admit, it was a long ride home.