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Just Add Water: San Luis NWR

Just Add Water: San Luis NWR

Our stop here was really an afterthought. Susie and I were on our way to the Hite Cove Trail in the Sierra National Forest and decided to layover in Merced the evening before so we could get a fresh start in the morning.  Checking Google Maps for the best way to...
Wild for Flowers, Sierra National Forest

Wild for Flowers, Sierra National Forest

We all know the best way to tackle a big project is to break it down into small pieces. That’s sort of how we ended up on the Hite Cove Trail in the Sierra National Forest. I’ve been wanting to get back to the Sierra since I crossed Tioga Pass one June and...
Arroyo Seco Gorge(ous)

Arroyo Seco Gorge(ous)

This is about the fourth trip Susie and I have made to the trail along Arroyo Seco Gorge, which is about 45 minutes southeast of the ranch by Carmel Valley Road.  Each time I like how easily we get to the action:  This view is about 150 yards from where we parked the...