Kayaking on Paradise Lake Paradise Lake is one of two reservoirs which stores water for Paradise, CA. It is a source of public water supply; therefore, it is strictly regulated. It covers an area of 244 acres and is surrounded by beautiful wooded land and has a shoreline of 7.5 miles. Its’ function is to store raw water for our community of Paradise. It holds approximately 11,500 acre feet of water. It is our only reservoir that allows fishing and recreation. Magalia Reservoir is located…Continue Reading “Kayaking on Paradise Lake”

Paradise Lake in Magalia, CA if you are walking, hiking, biking or running the trail along the shores of Paradise Lake is unforgettable….this year we are blessed with a lot of spring rain. Get out there and enjoy this beautiful trail

North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve – hike spring 2018 Created by ancient lava (basalt) flows, the approximately 3,300 acre North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve is an elevated basalt mesa with beautiful vistas of spring wildflowers, waterfalls, lava outcrops, and a rare type of vernal pool, called Northern Basalt Flow Vernal Pools. Typically fissures in the basalt soak up winter rains, forming seasonal streams and waterfalls. In a few places, however, the underlying basalt is impermeable to water forming a temporary pool. Soon to dry up…Continue Reading “North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve – hike spring 2018”

a hike with a view…Phantom Falls Phantom Falls or Coal Canyon Falls is a waterfall at Coal Canyon near Oroville, California, within the North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve. The waterfall is 164 feet high and runs off the edge of Coal Canyon, in front of a grotto. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_Falls

Winter Solstice from Paradise   The winter solstice, also known as midwinter, is an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year Source: Wikipedia

Yosemite Valley Yosemite Valley is a glacial valley in Yosemite National Park in the western Sierra Nevada mountains of Central California. Area: 5.937 mi² Width: 5,280′ 0″ Floor elevation: 4,000 feet (1,200 m) Long-axis length: 7.5 miles (12 km) Long-axis direction: E-W Did you know: Yosemite Valley represents only one percent of the park area, but this is where most visitors arrive and stay. Source: wikipedia.org

Bridalveil Fall – Yosemite Bridalveil Fall is one of the most prominent waterfalls in the Yosemite Valley in California, seen yearly by millions of visitors to Yosemite National Park. The waterfall is 188 metres in height and flows year round. Source: Google

close to Paradise fall can be out of this world sometimes during a california fall / winter perfect weather, air and things to do #getoutside #photography #flyinghorsdesign

Ventura California pier view Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. European explorers encountered a Chumash village, referred to as Shisholop, in Ventura while traveling along the Pacific coast. The eponymous Mission San Buenaventura was founded nearby in 1782 where it benefitted from the water of the Ventura River. The town grew around the mission compound and incorporated in 1866. The development of nearby oil fields in the 1920s and the age of automobile travel created a major real estate boom during which many designated landmark buildings were constructed. The…Continue Reading “Ventura California pier view”