Thursday, February 28, 2013

As part of the annual Voyages issue, the New York Times Magazine commissioned photographers all over the country to shoot a little-known, local voyage with Instagram. I was excited to take part, and I went out to Stoney Point Park in Chatsworth, 20 miles from my home. 

Stoney Point is a pile of sandstone rocks, maybe three hundred feet tall, situated in the middle of San Fernando Valley sprawl. I’ve been coming for years to rock climb, and the place is actually steeped in climbing history. Some of Yosemite’s most famous climbers used to train here, including Royal Robbins, Yvon Chouinard, John Long, and John Bachar. 

There are also a lot of hidden rock outcropping and passageways, and despite the graffiti you almost feel like you are in Joshua Tree or somewhere even more remote. Celia and I had a great time exploring.

You can learn how to submit pictures to the Times Instagram gallery here.

You can see the gallery here.


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