Hanging Out at Potato Chip Rock – Mt. Woodson, Poway, California

Hanging Out at Potato Chip Rock – Mt. Woodson, Poway, California
Last March I went hiking with my nephew and his roommate to summit Mt. Woodson in order to get a photo op on a local landmark called "Potato Chip Rock." It is a thin slab of rock that juts out and looks like it could break at any moment. Amazingly, we made the steep four-mile hike uphill to the summit in about a year hour and that was with a ten-minute break!

In the end, I never did get that photo op of myself on Potato Chip Rock since there was a long line (next time I should apply for a fast pass), besides after photographing Angkor Wat in Cambodia, everything else blades in comparison. I did get a chance to photograph other people on the rock like this rock climber. No, he isn’t falling; he was just playing around for the cameras.

Check back for more of my photographs around my hometown of San Diego! Two more photos in the how to section.

Happy Travels!

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By Sam Antonio Photography on 2013-03-11 02:19:48

72 replies
  1. Sam Antonio Photography
    Sam Antonio Photography says:

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/dscottmcleod] I wish! LOL! That would have been me a number of years ago when I was into rock climbing.

  2. Rebecca Ang
    Rebecca Ang says:

    My goodness – my heart would have popped! That is just scary, Sam. But, a beautiful capture here! I like your composition and the light on the subject, superb 😉

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    la india del cibao says:

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  4. Sam Antonio Photography
    Sam Antonio Photography says:

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/samantonio/8550263479/sizes/z/in/photolist-e2ykrR-e2DYk7-e2DYk3-e3m8uQ-e2ykrT/]Another shot at a wider angle. Are you scared?

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    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/samantonio/12026119865/]“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

  5. Nikita Hengbok
    Nikita Hengbok says:

    A Brilliant Capture! Excellent Work! Well Done, My Friend!
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  6. Len Langevin
    Len Langevin says:

    this reminds me of the opening scene from Stallone’s "Cliffhanger." Hard for me to look at…not a fan of heights.

  7. Sam Antonio Photography
    Sam Antonio Photography says:

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/bazzastrassa] I posted this a couple of months ago on my Facebook and Google + pages. Who knows where it has traveled on the internet!?

  8. Sam Antonio Photography
    Sam Antonio Photography says:

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/36647280@N07] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/beautythief] If you look at the second photo it does hang out over nothing. Yes, it very thin but I have seen large groups posing on the rock. Scary!

  9. Smith-Bob
    Smith-Bob says:

    Fantastic shot; you’ve created the illusion that he is in serious danger and that rock is about to snap. Thank you also for the commentary.


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