This is another one of my favorite places in the world. This is the Big Sur River Gorge. Located inside the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, this gorge is the highlight of our annual camping trip to Big Sur. Affectionately called by some "The Death March", the hike we take up through the river gorge is beautiful, strenuous, exhilarating, dangerous, but most of all a great time. You really get to exercise your hanging-on-for-dear-life muscles.
This photo was taken towards the end of our hike where we came upon an enormous logjam (okay, a rock-and-log jam) several stories high. To get through, we literally have to climb through it. You can kinda see right in the middle where we have to climb up through a chimney. Water pours down upon us as we climb.
This year, the water was the lowest we've seen in several years. That makes the climb relatively easy.
Not much to say about the composition of this photograph. It was cool to get lots of people in it all at once. I was able to carry my trusty Canon Powershot S50 in its underwater housing to protect it from the water and from myself banging it against the rocks.