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Avocado Grove at Crestridge Ecological Reserve

The Hike:  “Avocado Grove” –  Out & Back Hike Location:  Crestridge Ecological Reserve – San Diego County We started this hike at the main entrance of the Crestridge Ecological Reserve.  Before arriving, I was under the impression that there would … Continue reading

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Tenaja Falls

The Hike:  Tenaja Falls Distance:  1.4 Miles – Out & Back Location:  Cleveland National Forest Elevation Gain:  300′ to the Falls Total Elevation:  1570′ Other Information:  $5/Day Adventure Pass is needed and cannot be purchased at the trailhead. Starting at … Continue reading

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Torrey Pines

“Mist” was taken at Torrey Pines on November 25, 2011.

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Azalea Glen Trail

The Hike:  Azalea Glen Trail Vague Location:  Cuyamaca Rancho State Park – The trailhead begins in the Paso Picacho Campground.  (There is a day use fee.) Distance:  3.0 Miles, Loop Elevation Gain:  550′ There were still patches of snow on … Continue reading

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49 Palms Oasis at Joshua Tree

The Hike:  49 Palms Oasis Trail Location:  Joshua Tree National Park – Trailhead & Map Distance:  3 Miles Total – Out & Back Elevation Gain:  300 feet It’s freaking hot in the desert.  The trail offered no shade until reaching … Continue reading

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Kwaay Paay Peak

The Hike:  Kwaay Paay Peak Vague Location:  Mission Trails Regional Park Distance:  2.5 miles – Out & Back Elevation Gain:  900′ Total Elevation: 1194′ We started the hike at the trailhead that is located near Old Mission Dam.  In fact, … Continue reading

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Springtime

“Springtime” was taken at Santa Rosa Plateau on March 31, 2013.

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Santa Rosa Plateau – Spring Wildflowers

The Hike:  Hidden Valley Trailhead to the Adobes (via Coyote Trail, Trans Preserve Trail, and Ranch Road; returning on Ranch Road to Hidden Valley Road) Vague Location:  Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve Distance: ≈4 miles Additional Information:  There is a … Continue reading

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Chimney Rock Trail

The Hike:  Chimney Rock Trail & Elephant Seal Overlook Trail Vague Location:  Point Reyes National Seashore Distance: 2 Miles Total – Out & Back When I lived in the Bay Area (Northern California), Point Reyes was one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Desert Palm

“Desert Palm” was taken along the Hellhole Canyon Trail on April 28, 2012.

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