Horse Tail Fall – Yosemite National Park   Horsetail Fall, located in Yosemite National Park in California, is a seasonal waterfall that flows in the winter and early spring. The fall occurs on the east side of El Capitan. If Horsetail Fall is flowing in February and the weather conditions are just right, the setting sun illuminates the waterfall, making it glow orange and red. This natural phenomenon is often referred to as the “Firefall”, a name that pays homage to the manmade Firefall that…Continue Reading “Horse Tail Fall – Yosemite National Park”

North Table Mountain – Wild flower bloom The spring rains have really helped this wild flower season be one of the best, be sure to check it out before it’s over. Also the waterfalls are amazing right now. You will now need an inexpensive land pass now to gain access.

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

green trees attended my first hike with Chico Hiking Association…I was amazed at the magical mystery tour I had embarked on with our leader Suzanne …there will be many more…get-outside….you will be amazed

the rains have returned to northern CA this was taken mid March 2018 on a hike in northern CA…we are so fortunate to be able to see scenes like this and are happy to share them with you….many more to come soon….spring is almost here  

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

Hieroglyphic Trail – Superstition mountains Most hikes into the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix begin from the north side, accessed via the Apache Trail, and tend to be rather long and relatively little-used, but one of the shortest, easiest reached and therefore most popular routes starts in the south, at the edge of the expanding community of Gold Canyon along US 60. The 1.5 mile Hieroglyphic Trail climbs a gentle slope covered with many cacti then enters the lower end of a boulder-filled canyon, ending at a rocky section where pools persist…Continue Reading “Hieroglyphic Trail – Superstition mountains”

Horsetail Fall, located in Yosemite National Park in California, is a seasonal waterfall that flows in the winter and early spring. The fall occurs on the east side of El Capitan. Wikipedia