1. Carrizo Plain National Monument, CA -The Bloom Was Super Enough!

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    July 17, 2016 by Deb W. Trotter

    All the talk this spring was of the “super bloom” in Death Valley National Park.  After several years of drought …
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  2. Pinnacles National Park, CA – C is for Condors

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    March 29, 2016 by Deb W. Trotter

    Earlier this month we made our second visit to Pinnacles National Park.  California was being drenched by much-needed rainstorms, but …
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  3. Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, NM – It’s About Time

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    February 24, 2016 by Deb W. Trotter

    Although I have spent quite a bit of time in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico, until earlier this month …
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  4. Kings Canyon National Park, CA – Fire Escape

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    November 28, 2015 by Deb W. Trotter

      Although the Rough Fire burned for months this past summer and fall and ravaged Kings Canyon National Park, I …
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  5. Sequoia National Park, CA – Little Baldy, Take Two

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    November 18, 2015 by Deb W. Trotter

    Two years ago we first climbed to the top of Little Baldy, a granite dome over 8,000 feet high with …
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  6. Yosemite National Park, CA – Getting to North Dome

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    September 24, 2015 by Deb W. Trotter

    Starting an 8.8 mile round trip hike at 1:30 in the afternoon might seem ill-advised.  But it was almost the …
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  7. Crater Lake National Park, OR – A Few Hours Might Be Enough

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    August 3, 2015 by Deb W. Trotter

    Most National Parks are about more than one feature, and it takes some time and effort to get a real …
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