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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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Rock Lakes in Nevada County

100th post on this site! If you keep heading up the trail from the meadow you eventually get to the rock lakes. Did I mention where this is last time? Off bowman lakes road, which is near where highway 20 … Continue reading

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Loney Meadow Wildflowers

Off of Highway 20 in the sierras there are some PG&E lakes and some very tricky 4WD roads that take you to some spectacular areas. One of those is Loney Meadow, a hidden gem that was recently restored from cattle … 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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