California – Interesting Places

Mar 30

Thousands Visit California State Parks for Wildflower Season

Visitors Reminded to Plan and Be Prepared for the Outdoors California State Parks News Release, Borrego Springs – California Department of Parks and Recreation encourages visitors exploring state parks during the wildflower season to properly plan and prepare for their trips. Thanks to this year’s rain, many state parks are experiencing wildflower blooms. This is …

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Jul 23

Secret Cabin Found in Arcata Community Forest Park

Arcata Community Forest Environmental Services Director Mark Andre has discovered a hidden cabin deep in a remote section of the forest. Not just some tear-down thing thrown together with locally-sourced refuse and detritus, but a real cabin made with a frame built on a concrete block foundation with a real roof and even a porch with a wooden awning. …

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May 08

Orange County Park Ranger Badge

When you visit an OC Park, you’re greeted by Park Rangers and members of the Ranger Reserves.  They’re special group of men and women who serve our county and help visitors enjoy our beautiful spaces.  One aspect of the Park Ranger uniform is the unique badge that identifies the individual. Throughout the history of the …

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Apr 26

Photography in the Eastern Sierras by Cat Connor

I dearly love the State of California; it is one of the most picturesque places in all of the world, with many varied and extraordinary landscapes and vistas. It truly does have something for everyone. I grew up, primarily, at the beach. I saw many a sunset. Oddly, though, I’ve never really cared for ’em. …

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Apr 06

Ansel Adams Gallery reopens in Yosemite

The National Park Service is reporting that the first phase of the Ansel Adams rehabilitation project has finished, and that the Ansel Adams Gallery has reopened! It’s a great place to visit. From the Press Release: The Ansel Adams Gallery Rehabilitation Recently Completed at Yosemite National Park

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Feb 12

Santa’s Village set to reopen August 1st, 2015

Jim Steinberg has posted over at the San Bernardino Sun about the much anticipated re-opening of Santa’s Village.  Some of you young folks may not know what Santa’s Village is, as it closed back in 1998. from Wikipedia: Santa’s Village was a winter-themed amusement park in the Skyforest section of Lake Arrowhead, California. Opened in …

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Sep 07

California on Vimeo

A GORGEOUS time-lapse of our beautiful state like you’ve probably never seen it. It took four years to put this together; “The average clip took 1-3 hours to film and another 3-10 hours to edit. Several cuts are from clips more than 24 hours long. I shot 423 clips over four years to make this, …

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