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Castle Rock State Park, CA

Here is the link to Strava Map: https://www.strava.com/activities/1030567590 Starting point of the hike: https://goo.gl/maps/DiDSbWzvb5A2 This intersection has a few different trail starting points. We parked at the designated parking lot and started at the Skyline Trail (1.7 miles) towards Laughry Woods trail (1.8 miles). From Skyline trail you have to cross the main road to reach Laughry […]

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Valley of Fire State Park, NV

After a full day at Zion National Park, we drove in the direction of Nevada and stayed at a motel in St.George, UT. Next day morning, on the way to home, we stopped at Valley of Fire State Park, outside of Las Vegas. This park is certainly a magic hour visit worthy for photography. Sunrise/sunset […]

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Panther Beach – CA

Ever since I moved to California, Santa Cruz has been the most frequented place for all the fun reasons. Weekend bike rides along Hwy 1, swim around the wharf, run along the ocean, even a surfing attempt…. I have always wanted to come back sometime for a leisurely trip and take pictures, do some sight-seeing. […]

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City of Rocks State Park – NM

After Saguaro National Park, we drove to the state of enchantment, New Mexico, at night and stayed at the border town of Lordsburg. The plan was to start driving next day morning towards White Sands National Monument. While browsing through the google map, we noticed a few green areas. We knew about Gila National Monument, and […]

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North Peak at Mt. Diablo State Park, CA

Another backyard mountain worth exploring and get a great workout from some of the steepest trails in the bay area. (Image source: www.parks.ca.gov) We drove to Regency Drive entrance to start the 11-mile hike to Mt. Olympia Peak, followed by North Peak. We started the hike at 8:50AM. Address for GPS : 313 Mountaire Pkwy, Clayton, […]

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