Yosemite – Fall 2017 #4

Yosemite – Fall 2017 #4 Merced Grove is a very small sequoia grove near Yosemite’s Big Oak Flat entrance. It’s near the Tuolumne Grove but isn’t as popular. An interpretive sign at the trailhead is seemingly intended to reduce visitors’ expectations, saying that the grove is Yosemite’s smallest and that it has “about 20 trees”. …

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Yosemite – Fall 2017 #2

Yosemite – Fall 2017 #2 Olmsted Point, along the Tioga Road, looks down on Yosemite Valley from the east–and from a very different angle. Though you might not immediately recognize Half Dome, it is one of the most prominent peaks you can see from Olmsted Point. The Tioga Road is open to cars from late …

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Sequoia National Park – Peak Fall Color #2

Sequoia National Park – Peak Fall Color #2 This series of pictures were taken in late October. We drove thru rain and dense fog and were thinking we would not be able to get any pictures this trip…but during a brief break in the fog we started snapping as fast as we could, enjoy. Sequoia …

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Rancho San Clemente – trail view 3

Rancho San Clemente – trail view 3   This was taken during my morning run on the Rancho San Clemente trail…there is a lot of smoke from a nearby wildfires that started at Camp Pendelton on the other side of the ridge. Unfortunately wildfires are now a fact of life in CA… Everyday I thankful …

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the road less traveled

Upper Park road – Bidwell Park, Chico, CA this road goes thru such a metamorphosis thru the seasons…lush green in the spring and dry as a bone in the fall waiting for the winter rains to return. You can always visit this park for FREE and if you can try to do it during the …

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thankyou – calfire

Big Chico Creek Canyon – Upper Bidwell Park took a mtb ride up Big Chico canyon yesterday and found this red stripe of fire retardent that CalFire aircraft had dropped to stop the #32 fire in this fairly remote area. map of mtb trails:  

New River Trail

Geographically, the New River must be one of the oddest waterways on the Oregon Coast, steadfastly defying the eternal riparian imperative to merge with the closest downhill waterway until reaching the ocean. Jims Creek seems to follow the traditional course, meandering into the area from the west clearly looking for the Pacific. Willow Creek joins …

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Majestic Mt Shasta

Majestic Mt Shasta a beautiful sight… Elevation 14,179 ft (4,322 m) During the last 10,000 years, Mount Shasta has erupted an average of every 800 years, but in the past 4,500 years the volcano has erupted an average of every 600 years. The last significant eruption on Mount Shasta may have occurred about two centuries ago In …

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on the trail with Radar

he’s got Radar Radar is our Australian Cattle dog that we raised from a pup, he is now 9 years old. 2 years ago he lost sight in one eye, from PLL Primary Lens Luxation (PLL). It is a well-recognised, painful and blinding inherited eye condition that affects many breeds of dog….then a few months later the …

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Nap time

Nap Time The Giant Spruce of Cape Perpetua is a truly amazing specimen of Sitka spruce. The 500 year-old tree is the return point for this 2-mile there-and-back hike along Cape Creek. It stands over 185 feet tall and has a circumference of over 40 feet. It was even taller until the Columbus Day storm of 1962, …

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