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GLASS BEACH

A dump until the 1960s, Glass Beach underwent massive cleanup projects in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but the glass from bottles and other items remained, worn smooth over time as it tumbled through the ocean.  

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FERN CANYON

Within Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park is a narrow canyon with walls that stand over 50 feet high. Lining those walls are five different types of ferns, some of whose ancestry can be traced back 325 million years. This epic […]

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AVENUE OF THE GIANTS/FOUNDERS GROVE

Surrounded by Humboldt Redwoods State Park, this world-famous scenic drive is by far the most outstanding display of giant trees in the California redwood belt.      

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POINT REYES LIGHTHOUSE

The Point Reyes National Seashore area encompasses 71,028-acres along a well defined peninsula in Marin County. It’s wild coastal beaches, headlands, estuaries, and uplands contain a wide variety of interesting places to see and explore.      

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JOAQUIN MILLER MONUMENTS

High in the Oakland Hills, with sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay and surrounding cities, is the beautiful 500-acre Joaquin Miller Park. The Park is home to one of the only urban second-growth redwood groves in existence, as well […]

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EARTHWORKS FARM

A 4.9-acre work-training and educational urban farm located under the 60 Freeway in South El Monte; a food desert and one of the most impoverished areas in the U.S.      

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TUNNELS TO NOWHERE

Sitting above where the famous Bridge to Nowhere is located, this 5-mile round trip hike winds through two abandoned highway tunnels in the beautiful San Gabriel mountains.      

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HIKING PRADO WETLANDS

The Orange County Water District (OCWD) owns 2,150 acres behind Prado Dam in Riverside County, CA. The Prado Wetlands are the largest stand of forested, riparian habitat remaining in coastal Southern California; it is rich in plant and animal life […]

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FISH SLOUGH PETROGLYPHS

The 36,000-acre Fish Slough Area is a place where geographic isolation, geology, climate, and hydrology have created a rare and irreplaceable ecosystem. The petroglyphs are thought to be between about 1000 and 8,800 years old, and possibly made by the […]

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AZ CLIFF DWELLINGS

Living on the edge at the ancient pueblos of Walnut Canyon, the 800 year old high-rise apartment known as Montezuma Castle and the Roman Catholic chapel built into the buttes of Sedona, Arizona.            

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