Archive for Eispiraten.com San Gabriel Mountains Discussion Forum
 

The free forums are now under new ownership, a full announcement will be made shortly

       Eispiraten.com Forum Index -> Flora & Fauna & Fungi
RichardK

As promised, alligators

We hiked the Hawks Bluff trail in the Savannas Preserve State Park this morning. It is a one mile loop down and up an old sand dune that is part of the Atlantic Coastal Ridge. The elevation gain is a staggering 40 feet. Part of the trail is along the edge of the marshlands. There is a small peninsula that goes into the water for about 100 feet with a wooden observation platform to watch migratory birds. In the far distance, we saw shapes floating in the water. I put the zoom on max and braced myself against the rail. I was not sure what I was seeing until I got home and examined the images. It was our first alligators! The images are really pushing the camera and lens, but there is no doubt. Have a look:





Mike P

Great pics! Thanks Richard!
JeffH

Actually clear pictures. I think those are good to see from a distance.
Thanks for posting. Did you have to take a rest after that hike?
tekewin

Very nice gators! Glad we don't have those around here.

       Eispiraten.com Forum Index -> Flora & Fauna & Fungi
Page 1 of 1
Create your own free forum | Buy a domain to use with your forum
For many GPS tracks, Google Earth KMZ files and Google Maps for the San Gabriel Mountains and beyond, please visit my website: www.gpsmountaineering.com