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...

Salinas River National Wildlife Refuge

Note: In the winter months the access road to the refuge may be impassible. There is also a hunting season for the refuge, usually October through January. I drive across the Salinas river a few times a week on my way to work at UC Santa Cruz, and I got to thinking it...