Saturday, April 16, 2011

Coyote Hills Panorama

If you've spent much time in Orange County, CA, you've seen tremendous changes over the years.  From a rural agricultural area in the 50's and 60's, with thousands of acres of orange and avocado groves, to the current Orange County... still nice, but good luck finding rural, open land!  It's heavily developed and has all the traffic problems and congestion that LA has.

Which brings me to Coyote Hills in Fullerton, CA.  Coyote Hills is quite literally the last undeveloped open land in Fullerton.  Owned for years by Chevron, as the oil wells stopped producing, the land was slated for development... more new homes, schools, shopping, traffic.  There's been a very active "Save Coyote Hills" campaign, which... drum roll please... was actually successful (at least for now, in this very down real estate market) in stopping the development.  The Fullerton City Council narrowly voted down the development.  Kudos to the City Council!  Call me a skeptic, but I never thought I would see this happen.  Hopefully, this land will remain open and undeveloped... the last open tract of land in Fullerton!

Four photos "stitched" together... using the Canon software that came with my camera!
This photo (actually, photos) were taken from the highest point on the Coyote Hills trail, which follows along the border of the land tract.  The tract itself is totally fenced off and inaccessible.  If you click to enlarge, you can see where the photos were stitched together.  You can also see a hazy Catalina Island toward the left.  The undeveloped Coyote Hills property is directly behind me.


  1. Looks like you figured out the software....really nice shot!(shots)
    You and the new camera are a great match

  2. What kind of Canon do you have? Hubby has a Rebel T2.