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Nevada Falls and Vernal Falls Looped Hike

Why take a hike on the most popular hiking trail in Yosemite? Climbing along the Merced River to see roaring waterfalls, especially in the spring, and one of Yosemite’s most scenic trails are the reasons that you might want to consider this must do hike. When the Dogwoods are blooming, Curry Village has a magnificent display you don’t want to ...

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Sonoma County Wildflowers

There’s a pretty good variety of wildflowers here in Sonoma County, but they don’t seem to be found in profusion like in the Sierra, so I have photographed individuals instead. The California Native Plant Society is very active here, so I joined and hope to go on their outings.

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Sierra Point Hike

Ansel Adams took some of his first pictures at Sierra Point. The trail was wiped out by a rockslide in the 1970s and is no longer an official trail. It is a special place where you can see 4 of Yosemite’s 5 major waterfalls: Vernal and Nevada Falls, Ililouette Fall, and Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls at the same time. ...

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Grizzly Camping in Southeast Alaska

We were in the Southeast Alaska town of Haines on the final leg of our Alaskan journey. We had been driven out of the far North by freezing storms and car trouble, and had a few days to kill before we would board a ferry headed South.

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San Joaquin River Gorge Hike

We enjoyed a beautiful walk along the San Joaquin River where we saw the bluest water with reflections, spectacular wildflowers, wildlife that included Ground Squirrels, turkeys, quail, geese, butterflies and yes. . . a snake!

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Feathered Gang War

Aerial dogfights kept us entertained at lunchtime out in the patio today, three red shouldered hawks against about 4 ravens, diving and twisting like war movie fighters. It was all too quick for photography, as dozens of smaller birds fled the trees in front of us. Eventually one of the hawks stopped in an oak tree in our back yard. ...

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