Tag Archives: California

Channel Islands National Park

Bucket List National Park #41- only 18 parks remaining. Channel Islands National Park lies off the coast of southern California and encompasses eight islands. In our national park book, it said if you have very limited time, the Visitor’s Center … Continue reading

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Pinnacles National Park

This spring we continued to work on our national park bucket list. Pinnacles National Park became the 40th national park we have visited. It is the newest park unit to attain National Park status, making it the 59th. Pinnacles was … Continue reading

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Redwood National Park

Northern California offers a completely different California than does Southern California. The northern part of the state is generally sparsely populated and more wilderness. Our first trip to California this year was to the desert south, our second to the … Continue reading

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

Early October proved to be an ideal time to visit Lassen Volcanic National Park. Being a bit off the beaten tourist path with relatively low visitation, this park offers the chance to enjoy nature very nearly in solitude. The weather … Continue reading

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Bucket List Check Marks

A trip to northern California took us to two more national parks — Lassen Volcanic National Park and Redwoods National Park.         Lassen Volcanic National Park        Redwoods National Park It’s amazing what a wonderful variety we have in the … Continue reading

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley from Dante’s View The name “Death Valley” does not evoke pleasant thoughts. However, we were quite surprised when we visited in January. Death Valley is the hottest, driest and lowest place in North America. I do have to … Continue reading

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Joshua Tree National Park

January is a great time to visit some national parks. The weather is pleasant and, in general, the visitor numbers are down. Some parks are actually much better in the winter as summer temperatures can soar unbearably.   Joshua Tree … Continue reading

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