This is the remnants of an old barn that used to belong to Murphy’s Ranch in Pacific Palisades, CA. It sits on the property line of the Backbone Trail/Will Rogers State Park and Rustic Canyon Ranch/Camp Josepho.
Further along the trail you’d take to get here is an old Nazi camp, but this barn postdates that and did have Mr. Murphy’s horses in it at one time.
We ride our horses to this place and explore.

Taken with a Canon D40. No photoshop, Photomatix etc. All adjustments done on the camera.

**Adding this side note for the group challenge – This That and the other thing’s Host only challenge" I co-host Beautiful East Coast


barn, camp, old barn, trail, forest, state park

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  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardabout 2 years ago

    Great find and capture, Lisa!

  • Thank you! We attempted to go in once and I thought I was going to die from the mold and dust. Not sure why we all thought it would be ok to go in there! haha

    – lisa roberts

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardabout 2 years ago

    It might have made for some nice pics on the inside, but I can’t take the dust and mold either. I did get up the nerve to go inside an abandoned house once. There were mattresses on the floor and I was just sure something would come running out from under them. lol I got some good pics but I’m not sure I would do it again. Plus I was all by myself.

  • Yikes! Yeah the dust is the killer!

    – lisa roberts

  • Well…and bugs

    – lisa roberts

  • Jane Neill-Hancock
    Jane Neill-Han...about 2 years ago

    Co Winner in Barns and Covered Bridges Challenge

  • Jane Neill-Hancock
    Jane Neill-Han...about 2 years ago

    Hi Lisa – due to your win in our challenge, you are now joining the featured members on the overview page. congratulations!

  • you re awesome – thank you to everyone who voted!

    – lisa roberts

  • Andrew S
    Andrew Sabout 2 years ago

  • Oh thank you!

    – lisa roberts

  • Sharon Brown
    Sharon Brownalmost 2 years ago

    Don’t forget to add your image to the August Voucher challenge

  • walela
    walelaover 1 year ago

    Great tones

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  • myraj
    myrajover 1 year ago

    Great capture and interesting reading Lisa.
    Congratulations on another feature.

  • Thank you so much! I am in great company!

    – lisa roberts

  • thank you!!!!

    – lisa roberts

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellover 1 year ago

    If you have not already done so….please enter this image into
    Thank you.

  • do the pics have to have layers of grunge? This photo was literally only turned black and white – no layers of anything. LOL

    – lisa roberts

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