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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

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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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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Celebrating 50 Years of the PCT as a National Scenic Trail – Pacific Crest Trail Association

Celebrating 50 Years of the PCT as a National Scenic Trail – Pacific Crest Trail Association The simplest pleasures—and healthful exercise—of walking in an outdoor setting have been almost impossible for the millions of Americans who live in the cities. Our history of wise management of America’s national forests has assisted us in designating the …

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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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