Stormy Lover’s Leap

State/Province/Region
California
Nearest Area
Pacheco Pass
Town
Gilroy, CA
Brief Directions

Drive east on Highway 156 out of Gilroy towards Fresno. Taken from the parking lot to Coe State Park.

Notes

Taken with a Nikon D810 and Nikkor 24-120mm f/4. A blend of two exposures, one for the foreground and one for the sky.

Description

This is an eroded volcanic formation along Highway 156 near Pacheco Pass known as Lover's Leap, named after an Indian Princess that leapt from the top when she fell in love with a man from another tribe. Formally it is known as Hollenbeck's Rock. Taken during a wild November winter storm.

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December 12, 2016