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Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve – beautiful old barn

Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve – beautiful old barn   3,950 Acres of Diverse Habitats The Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve contains 3,950 acres of diverse canyon and ridge habitats, including 4.5 miles of Big Chico Creek, and is home to many species of plants and animals. BCCER was created with the purchase of the …

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Bidwell Bar Bridge – Northern CA

Bidwell Bar Bridge – Northern CA   The Bidwell Bar Bridge, in Oroville, California, refers to two suspension bridges that cross different parts of Lake Oroville. The original Bidwell Bar Bridge was the first steel suspension bridge in California. The $35,000, 240-foot-long (73 m) original was completed in December 1855, and was built of materials transported from Troy, New York, via Cape Horn. Most …

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happy Thursday from Paradise

happy Thursday from Paradise more random pics from the backyard in early fall Paradise, CA all the plants and animals enjoying a weel deserved break in the weather with some rain and cooler temperatures  

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

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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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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