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Hite Cove Wildflower Hike- Part 2

As we reached the end of our trail, we started seeing many different remnants of the old mining days including the remains of an old suspension bridge, rusty mining equipment and the remains of hand stacked old rock buildings that made up the old town.

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Just a Day's Work

Hi all. I haven’t found much wildlife here in Sonoma county, so here’s what i did today on Saint Patrick’s Day, It’s sheepdog trials, outside of Santa Rosa on a beautiful ranch, one judge from Scotland, the other Ireland.

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Hite Cove Wildflower Hike- Part 1

Hite Cove Hike With Wildflowers & The Mining Ghost Town of HiteFamous for its wildflowers and ghost town, this springtime hike is a must see for its annual California Poppy display. Although the entire hike is about 8 miles, the best poppy viewing is within the first mile or so. Mid March through April is prime viewing time and the ...

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Stevenson Falls Hike

Stevenson Falls cascades down 300 feet above the road and another 200 feet below the bridge. That is a lot of water! The first wildflowers of the spring season were an added bonus.

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The Evolution of a Thing We Call Friendship

Shakespeare once said, “Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.” I have never met a single person who doesn’t have a friend. There are so many different types of friendship, but I think there is only one type that we as humans really need. That one type would be faithful, true friends. How do we ...

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The Far North

Chapter Three of our Alaska Adventure! We were at the halfway point of our month long journey from our home in Oakhurst, CA. We had driven the Alaska Highway and toured the Kenai Peninsula. Now we were headed North. We were camping in our car, an old Toyota 4-Runner. During the past 8 days, we traveled around the Southern part ...

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In Search of the Lone Sequoia. . .

We searched and found the Lone Giant Sequoia near Fish Camp! I had heard of it but had never ventured into the Miami Motorcycle Trails Area and was curious what was there. Don’t let the word “motorcycle” scare you off from venturing into this off road vehicle area. We only saw one on our adventure. If you are looking for ...

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Valley of the Moon- Funeraria

Hi all, greetings from the Valley of the Moon. Lots of good hiking and hiking companions here, but so far nothing worthy of photographing. Today we hike from Forestville to the tiny town of Graton (rhymes with satan), and had a lunch stop in the patio of a shop with a sign saying “Funeraria.” They make funeral urns and get ...

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Bennettville to Spuller Lake Snow & Ice Hike

Almost a year ago, the Tioga Pass was still open and we could access a winter wonderland in the high country. The Tioga Pass is closed for the winter now, but I am revisiting another one of those hikes we made in December 2011 from the old ghost town and mining community of Bennettville, passing by frozen lakes and waterfalls ...

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Alaska and the Kenai Peninsula

We had traveled almost 3000 miles from our home in Oakhurst, CA in an old Toyota 4-Runner, which we had converted into our home on wheels, but we made it! We were officially in Alaska! We crossed the border at about 10:30 that morning and came into the town of Tok at 1:00 in the afternoon. We stopped at the ...

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