Things are nice and gray at the North San Gabriel Dam at Lake Georgetown after a cold front has taken hold in the area. This makes for some chilly walking.
I have discovered that the secret to good photography is to place a sunrise or a sunset behind just about anything. Or to photograph cute babies or cuddly critters, but I am not very good at that. Now, if you can place a sunset behind a cuddly critter, then you can apply for a gig at National Geographic. 🙂
As the sun began its early descent, I embarked down the hill below the North San Gabriel Dam. This is a nice, paved trail that takes you to the base of the Dam where the rushing water outlet allows the San Gabriel River to continue on its path through Georgetown. When the days are longer, I will return to explore more of this area.
Today’s mission was to walk across the North San Gabriel Dam, down the hill, and then to the fishing pier at Overlook Park on Lake Georgetown. Sometimes you get a groovy sunset, and sometimes you get beautiful colors. It was a nice cool evening at the lake with an occasional fish jumping to break the calm surface of the water.
Sunsets like these are fairly common at the North San Gabriel Dam that forms Lake Georgetown. You can approach the walk across the dam from either side – either start from the Cedar Breaks Park area or from the Lake Overlook Park side of the dam. The walk is mostly on an old two lane road that is now closed to traffic. You will have a nice vantage point of the lake, the San Gabriel river below the dam, and the city of Georgetown off into the distance. There are also plenty of photo opportunities here with birds, flowers, deer, and other cool stuff. If you have the chance to visit, I hope you enjoy the walk and the sights. 🙂