This is a journal of images by California photographer Skip Moss. The places, people, and events caught through my lens. Photographs of the Central Coast and mountains of California, the landscapes of the Western U.S. and travels abroad.
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The epicenter of the Nepalese earthquake

The red marker on the map pinpoints the epicenter of Saturdays 7.9 earthquake in Nepal, exactly where we ended our three week trek around Manaslu in Besisahar.
We have had some preliminary contact with our friends there, but not all, so far just Chandra has checked in.
Here are some images from 2012 that visually describe the walk between the two towns. We are keeping these people in our thoughts as they go through this difficult time.
The location is along the Bahundanda to Besisahar Road on the Marysgandi River, 70 Kms. northwest of Kathmandu.

Epicenter on road from Bahundanda to Besisahar

Chandra and a friend in Chamje

Cutting rice,  Bahundanda

District school near Bahundanda

The rice terraces below Bahundanda.

A bushel of rice

The stunningly beautiful valley of Bahundanda

He was 80 plus years old and still bringing 30 pounds of feed to his water buffalo.
Our "Super View" hotel, Besisahar.

Our super view, Besisahar.

Bread vendor, Besisahar

Some bricks, some rebar, some 8,000 meter mountains, Besisahar.

Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu

Pashupatinath, with some luck it is still standing, Kathmandu.

Ancient Crypts in Kathmandu

lives on the Central Coast of California. These photographs are an attempt to share the story of a place, a person, a moment as it happens. Sit back, take a deep breath, and spend some time enjoying the images.