Top of East Ridge trail near Bullfrog Pond.

HIGH ABOVE ARMSTRONG WOODS —The top of East Ridge trail near Bullfrog Pond.

Photographer Shawn Boland lives in Guerneville and hikes extensively all over West County snapping photos with his iPhone. His photos can be found on Instagram: @rusty_eyeball_creations

Welcome to our new photography feature Wild West County

In these harsh political times, we can all use a moment to pause and reflect on the incredible beauty of the place that we live. If you’re a local photographer who would like to share your work with the readers of Sonoma West Times & News, send your photos of west county to We don’t pay, but you get a photo credit, mini-bio with website link and the knowledge that you’ve made everyone’s day just a little bit better by sharing the beauty of our shared paradise. Thanks to the fine photographers from the Facebook page “Sonoma County Photography,” who submitted photos for this feature.

— Editor Laura Hagar Rush


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