Tag: hiking

Redwoods

May 18 –  21, 2022, California. I wasn’t immediately bowled over by the Redwoods. I remember learning about the Redwoods as a child and being a bit mystified by them. Giant trees! I was eager to see these goliaths. But…

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The Lost Coast Trail

May 15 – 17, 2022, California. King Range NCA first appeared on my radar a few years ago when I was planning a trip up the California. I was looking for free or cheap places to camp and wasn’t coming…

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Channel Islands National Park

April 27, 2022. Channel Islands National Park is free to visit, and has stunning views, super cute wildlife, and endemic species that you won’t see anywhere else in the world. Yet they are one of the 25% of least visited…

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Nesting Great Blue Herons & Other Birds

April 30 – May 30. In the last month, Greg and I spent a lot of time dealing with doctor’s appointments and visiting friends. But in-between all this medical stuff and hanging with our pals we have done a little…

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Big Cypress & More

March 20 – 23, 2021. I believe I’ve mentioned before that we like to travel from one big green blob on the map to the next. These green areas tend to be protected lands – National Parks, Wilderness Areas, National…

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The Everglades Part 2

March 16 – 19, & April 17 – 19, 2021. The Everglades National Park is 1.5 million acres of wetlands in Southern Florida. It is vast but unlike the vastness of a national park like the Grand Canyon you can’t…

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The Everglades Part I

March 13 – 18 & April 17 -19, 2021. “But it all looks like — this.” It was both a question and a judgment. The woman who voiced it had just listened to a Park Ranger describe some of the…

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Latta Nature Preserve

February 27 – March 4, 2021. At the end of February, we found ourselves in Stanley, North Carolina at Greg’s parents’ house. We had decided to make a speedy 2200 mile trip across the country from the California/Arizona border to…

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Three National Wildlife Refuges

February 11 – 19. I usually have a plan. It is always flexible, never set in stone though, and often veers off in any direction at any moment. But this winter I didn’t really have much of a plan at…

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A Short Tour of Southern AZ

December 11 – December 17, 2020. Way back in December our friends from Roaming About, Mark, Liesbet, and Maya the dog invited us to go on a little tour of Southern Arizona with them. We thought, why not? We love…

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