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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  

the desert southwest today

the desert southwest today There are four deserts in North America. Arizona is the only state in the United States where parts of all four can be found. They are the Great Basin, Mojave, Chihuahuan, and the Sonoran deserts. The Sonoran desert is the largest. Source: Google __________________ these images were all taken during our recent 2 month winter trip as snowbirds   …

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Keys View road Joshua Tree at sunset

Keys View road Joshua Tree at sunset This popular destination, perched on the crest of the Little San Bernardino Mountains, provides panoramic views of the Coachella Valley and is well worth the 20-minute drive from Park Boulevard down Keys View Road. Wheelchair Accessible The lookout is wheelchair accessible, or take the .2-mile-loop trail up the …

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Joshua Tree desert beauty

Joshua Tree desert beauty Joshua Tree National Park is a vast protected area in southern California. It’s characterized by rugged rock formations and stark desert landscapes. Named for the region’s twisted, bristled Joshua trees, the park straddles the cactus-dotted Colorado Desert and the Mojave Desert, which is higher and cooler. Keys View looks out over …

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San Gorgonio mountain view

San Gorgonio mountain view From Joshua Tree National Park you can see a beautiful view of the snow capped San Gorgonio Mountain, also known locally as Mount San Gorgonio, or Old Greyback, is the highest peak in Southern California and the Transverse Ranges at 11,503 feet. Source: Google

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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