Kauri Jacob Photography

Welcome! This website was originally intended to showcase my photographs; however, it has been continually updated and edited, and it has recently become a database for hiking trip reports of places I have been. This page gives more information about my photography and vacation trip reports. It is currently "under construction."

PhotographyPhotographs in trip reports on this website were generally taken with an iPhone 5, an iPhone 3, a Canon Powershot G9, or a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. 

Trip ReportsThe location my trip reports focus on is Death Valley National Park, which is one of my favorite places to hike, and there are many relatively unexplored areas in this park. One of my favorite quotes about Death Valley is from Edward Abbey's book The Journey Home: "A hard place to love, Death Valley.  An ugly place, bitter as alkali and rough, harsh, unyielding as iron. Here they separate the desert rats from the mice, the hard-rock prospectors from the mere rock hounds." I also enjoy hiking in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah and in the Canadian Rockies, as well as various other locations. 

Death Valley hikingTwo of the Death Valley Forums in which I participate are the following: The Death-Valley.net Forum (http://death-valley.net/forum), and the Death Valley Talk Forum: (http://www.deathvalley.com/dvtalkforum/)

Kauri TreesI was named after the New Zealand Kauri tree, and I was lucky enough to see many of these amazing trees on my trips to New Zealand. Kauri 2000 (www.kauri2000.co.nz) provides important information on the reforestation of Kauri Trees on New Zealand's Coromandel Peninsula.

Toyota 4x4: YotaTech is a valuable source of info on maintenance and modification of 4WD Toyota vehicles: http://www.yotatech.com/

Mathematics: See my other webpage: https://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~cooperjacob/

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