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Winter fog hangs over Cold Canyon. Jim Rose/Courtesy photo

Agriculture + Environment

Photos bring Berryessa Snow Mountain region alive

By From page A9 | February 03, 2012

A one-night-only photo exhibit exploring the undiscovered landscape of the Berryessa Snow Mountain region will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Featured photographers are Jim Rose, Andrew Fulks and Eric Machleder.

The Berryessa Snow Mountain region includes more than 500,000 acres of public lands in the Northern Inner Coast Range stretching more than 100 miles from the Stebbins Cold Canyon UC Natural Reserve near Lake Berryessa to the Snow Mountain Wilderness in the Mendocino National Forest

Rose has quietly photographed some of California’s wildest landscapes. His early images appeared in the Sierra Club’s small format book, “The Last Redwoods and the Parkland of Redwood Creek,” in 1969. More recently, Rose’s images have appeared throughout the California Wild Heritage Campaign. Now, his work brings alive the unique and delicate beauty of the Berryessa Snow Mountain region.

“While we may not yet have visited these places, we can experience them through Rose’s images, from the surreal fog at Cold Canyon to a sunrise at Bean Rock north of Snow Mountain,” a news release said.

As Rose says, “Lots happen when you use a tripod.”

While that can mean a steady camera shot, some viewers think it refers more generally to a life slowed down. Many people know Rose from his years caring for the burrowing owls while he worked at the Wildhorse Golf Course.

Fulks grew up on the peninsula in the Bay Area where he hiked the hills and grew to love wild places. When he moved to Davis, he began exploring the Berryessa Snow Mountain region. He started yolohiker.org to share his knowledge leading many hikes. Those who know him wonder at his encyclopedic knowledge of the region.

Fulks was a founder of and currently serves as president of Tuleyome. His passion continues to be exploration and he is staying busy building the Valley Vista trail, Annie’s trail and the Berryessa Peak trail.

Machleder lives in Mill Valley. His academic background is in biochemistry and cancer biology. He describes himself as a photography hobbyist and he enjoys shooting images of wildlife while hiking around Marin County and beyond.

The exhibit is sponsored by Tuleyome, a conservation organization based in Woodland working to protect both the wild and agricultural heritage. For more information, visit www.tuleyome.org, call (530) 350-2599 or email [email protected].

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