List of Future and Past Field Trips

If you want to have interesting photographic adventures in Northern California, have a look at the field trips the Lincoln Hills Photography Club has made in the past.


There are always field trips coming up. Get active and have a great experience - join one!

We are putting together a photo gallery of field trips we had taken. To view, click   HERE  

Death Valley -- March 2 - 7 2020

Truman with "Barney" at Racetrack Playa, Death Valley

after a very long and bumpy jeep ride over the worst roads.

Some very serious photographers getting the best angle for those moving stones on Racetrack Playa

Dorothe and Bill Kress at Darwin Falls, Death Valley

Our previous trip was in 2017 and was one of our club's most adventurous and fun trips. Les had provided a lot of PDF resources for that trip, and you can see all of them on our Locations page   HERE  


We have significant amounts of "tips" and recommendations for everything from where to stay, equipment suggestions, daily agendas or "menus" of activities, places to eat, special Death Valley expert presentations on-site and the award winning videos we created to provide you with insights on more than 50 "world class" photographic locations.  

​As in all places that are special, the past several years have experienced an increase in the numbers of people who are traveling to these sites at the prime times for photography. 

While there are generally no crowding issues in the vastness of Death Valley, there are limited numbers of lodging options available.

There are many beautiful places we plan to visit on this unique trip, including Darwin Falls, Ubehebe and Little Ubehebe Craters, The Racetrack Playa, Golden Canyon and many others.


If Death Valley gets some rainfall at the end of the year, we may have an interesting wildflower bloom.

Those staying in Beatty will pass the ghost town, Rhyolite on the way to Death Valley, and might see wild buros roaming the area.


Planners include Charlie Schuman, Truman Holtzclaw, Kathy Houston and Les Thomas. Les has provided lodging suggestions.  To read his PDF file,

click   HERE  

Trip Pack #1 of 2, which is a Zip file of PDF documents, may be found HERE .  Trip Pack #2 will be sent out just prior to our trip which starts on March 2 and also will be posted to this website.

Northern California and Oregon Coast -- May 2020

Bandon Beach during a Circles in Sand event

Main Street, Ferndale, California

Our previous trip to west coastal areas was May 27 to June 2, 2018 and we saw a diversity of beautiful cities, lighthouses, landscapes, sunrise-sunsets and wildlife.


Last year we met in Bandon, Oregon, a 450 mile drive from our community. There are different routes to get there and interesting sites to see on the way.

The central route can include metal sculptures near Weed, CA, Crater Lake (watch for passable roads) and the many waterfalls along Route 138. There is a covered bridge in Glide, OR.

A coastal route can include stops in Kruse Rhododendron State Reserve, Mendocino, Fort Bragg, Ferndale, Redwood National Park, Crescent City, Eureka and many other interesting attractions.

We have placed a few places that are on this field trip's agenda on our Locations page and they can reached by clicking below.

Bandon, Oregon

Bandon, Circles in Sand

Crescent City, California

Eureka, California

Ferndale, California

Waterfalls, Southern Oregon

We will provide many "tips" and recommendations for lodging, equipment, restaurants and specific locations.

Planners include Truman Holtzclaw and Bill Kress.

Carson Mansion

Eureka, California

Bandon Beach at Sunset

Battery Point Lighthouse

Crescent City, California

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Mono Lake, June Lake Loop, Convict Lake, Bishop, Manzanar, Alabama Hills and more

California Highway 395

Bears, Fall Foliage, Vistas, Salmon

South Lake Tahoe

Sunsets, Sunrises, Sea Lions, Elephant Seals, Wildflowers, Hearst Castle

Monterey to San Simeon

Lots of Herons and Egrets nesting

A local attraction. Park at the Dollar-Tree lot and walk behind the building.

Bears, Ducks, Fish, Foliage and More

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July 2017 Field Trips: Wildflowers and Gallaxy

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April 2017 Filed TripsTrips: Table Mtn, High Hand Nursery & Ferrari Pond

Club made three trips to some favorite local places

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2017 Death Valley Field Trip - Trip Report and Photo Galleries

A Comprehensive Trip Report by Kate McCarthy and Galleries of People and Places

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2017 Death Valley Field Trip - Trip Planning Documents and Maps

Complete set of itinerary, maps, lodging recommendations, and photography suggestions in downloadable pdf files

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Ferrari Pond November 16th "Super Moon" Flash Mob

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October 2016 Eastern Sierra Field Trip - Follow-up

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2016 Fall Eastern Sierra Field Trip Announcement with Trip Planning Package Contents

Complete set of itinerary, maps, lodging recommendations, and photography suggestions in downloadable pdf files

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July 2016 Milky Way Galaxy Photo Shoot

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April 2016 Baldo's Rose Garden & Ferrari Pond

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February 16, 2015 Yosemite & Firefall

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November 15, 2015 Flash Mob

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October 11th 2015 Eastern Sierra Field Trip

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