Tag Archives: Clouds

Getting to the Olympic Peninsula

Leaving Seattle I headed on a giant car ferry across the sound to Bainbridge Island and on to the north of the Olympic peninsula. The views of the Olympic mountains here were fantastic, and the metal on the boat sang … Continue reading

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Donner Pass and Andesite Peak

While the hike up to Castle Peak is famous among hikers, I preferred the less-visited Andesite Peak to its south-west. A good summer time hike out of the worst of the heat, this was still a three mile trek at … Continue reading

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Hidden Los Padres Pt. 2

This next post focuses on wildflowers and the Encinales ranch. I think this is Chinese Houses again   Yellow lupine And purple, apologies for the lack of focus A cool red one that didn’t show up very well There was … Continue reading

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Hidden los Padres National Forest – Pt. 1

In the few weeks of spring time, when the creeks recede but the heat of summer has yet to kiss and kill the grasses, you can visit a magical place in central California. The memorial park area (also called The … Continue reading

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