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Yosemite – “girls just want to have fun”

  Yosemite – “girls just want to have fun” Those were the days…   History behind iconic photo: Kitty Tatch and Katherine Hazelston, waitresses at Yosemite National Park hotels, dance on Overhanging Rock at Glacier Point in 1900. These pictures were later made into postcards, autographed and sold for years. George Fiske

CalFire CAAB Chico Air Attack Base

CalFire CAAB Chico Air Attack Base   Visited the CalFire CAAB Chico Air Attack Base today…up close to aircraft that fight fires daily Built in 1969, Chico Air Attack Base (CAAB) is home to an OV-10A Air Attack and a S2T Air Tanker.  The S2T is capable of hauling 1,200 gallons of fire retardant and …

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Manzanita Lake – Lassen Volcanic National Park

Manzanita Lake – Lassen Volcanic National Park   Manzanita Lake is a lake located in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Located near the park entrance, the lake is open for fishing and has rainbow, brown and brook trout. Manzanita Lake was formed when Manzanita Creek was dammed 300 years ago by a rock avalanche from the northwest slope of the Chaos Crags, which also resulted in the debris formation known …

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stoneyfire – Upper Bidwell

stoneyfire – Upper Bidwell #stoneyfire Sad day today…early morning tweets from CalFire about a fire in Upper Bidwell park….(friday the 13th for sure) I spend a lot of time in this park each week running and mountain biking….sometimes daily and I am devastated that this happened to this “beautiful” place… it’s currently being controlled around …

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South Lake Tahoe – July 2018

South Lake Tahoe – July 2018 South Lake Tahoe is a California resort city on Lake Tahoe, in the Sierra Nevada mountains. It’s known for nearby ski resorts and beaches, like El Dorado Beach, with its picnic areas. The city’s restaurants and bars merge with the casinos of adjacent Stateline, Nevada. Van Sickle Bi-State Park …

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Lassen Volcanic National Park – June 22, 2018

Lassen Volcanic National Park – June 22, 2018 Lassen Volcanic National Park is in northern California. It’s rich in hydrothermal sites like Bumpass Hell, with its acres of bubbling mud pots. The summit of Lassen Peak Volcano offers views over the surrounding wilderness. Nearby, the Devastated Area is littered with lava rocks from its last …

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day hike PCT Hat Creek Rim trail

day hike PCT Hat Creek Rim trail We hiked this trail in late May after days of rain, wildflowers were everywhere ______________________________________________________ The Hat Creek Rim is one of the most famous, or perhaps infamous, stretches of the PCT. People do not always associate Northern California with extremely dry, almost desert-like conditions. However, the stretch …

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PCT – Hat Creek Rim trail – Shasta view

PCT – Hat Creek Rim trail – Shasta view (May 2018) We hiked a 14 mile section of this trail yesterday…and it was everything the hype lived up to…. 🙂 We will be back ____________________________ Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild, called the PCT on the Hat Creek Rim “A legendary stretch on a trail of legends.” …

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a ride along Paradise Lake – Spring 2018

a ride along Paradise Lake – Spring 2018   an amazing northern California destination no dogs no swimming no motorboats pristine aqua blue waters kayaking biking hiking  fishing getoutside

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