Tag Archives: Roads

Road to Opals in Nevada

I took a special trip with my dad a couple years ago to mine for opals. The desert landscapes were very photogenic. We left from Winnemucca, which is definitely not a made-up town in the middle of nowhere Slightly cloudy … Continue reading

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Historic Murphys and a Botanical Garden

Happy New Year! To start off, let’s head up into the foothills to the small town of Murphys, the Queen of the Sierra. It is located right off Highway 4, east of Stockton. We started at Ironstone Vineyards, a large … Continue reading

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Clear Creek – Contrasting Beauty

I went hunting for minerals on some BLM land with my dad last year in the late spring in San Benito County. It was a dreary day, but we found some really cool rocks (apologies that I was not able … Continue reading

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Mission Post #3 – San Juan Bautista

The northernmost mission on my trips to central California missions was in San Benito County off highway 101. The old Camino Real, or Royal Road, that connected each mission within more or less one day’s horse ride, abuts the property … Continue reading

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