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North Table Mountain – Wild flower bloom

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

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 …

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green trees

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

age is a state of mind

age is a state of mind (picture taken yesterday from a hike with Chico Hiking Association…this hill was straight up….no stopping) taken from an online article…see source at bottom Last month, I took a 7.5-mile hike near Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia. Thanks to a nearly 1,900 foot-elevation gain, I definitely got …

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the rains have returned to northern CA

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  

Joshua Tree coyote

Joshua Tree coyote This coyote almost slipped through undetected during our stay at Joshua Tree National Park this year…it’s always exciting to get this close to these beautiful creatures.

Trestles train

Trestles train Trestles Beach attracts surfers from all over the world to experience the perfect wave. Trestles are named after the railroad bridge over San Mateo Creek near the entrance to the beach. The 3½-mile-long beach consists of five separate surf breaks: Cotton, Uppers, Middles, Lowers, and Church To get to Trestles, you will have …

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Royal Terns dancing on the beach

Royal Terns dancing on the beach at Trestles   The royal tern (Thalasseus maximus) is a tern in the family Laridae. The genus name is from Ancient Greek Thalasseus, “fisherman”, from thalassa, “sea”. The specific maximus is Latin for ‘”greatest”. This bird has two distinctive subspecies: T. m. maximus which lives on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the North and South America, and the slightly smaller T. m. albididorsalis lives on the …

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Trestles – the Yosemite of surfing

You can stand with one foot in Orange County and the other foot in San Diego County on the beach! It’s a fun nature-filled walk to the beach. Entertaining for the kids to watch the trains go by. Off-season it was pretty quiet on the beach. Great views of Dana Point Headlands and the San …

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