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Palomar Mountain…our bermuda triangle?

We had reservations at the Palomar Mountain Observatory Campground for the 2 nights before our big event: Legoland. Well, we didn’t quite make it up the mountain. About 3/4 of the way up this incredible road, winding through beautiful farms, … Continue reading

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Death Valley: A Dash to Panamint Springs (and a Tow)

When Holly’s last post ended, we were zipping across Death Valley in a van without a working alternator. We turned off all possible accessories and did our best to conserve battery voltage as we hustled back to our campsite near … Continue reading

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Death Valley: Ubehebe Crater and an unfortunate series of events…

The night after our epic hike through Golden Canyon, I tweaked my back.  It was BAD…and by bedtime, I was out of commission. The next morning, I had such excruciating pain, I needed help getting dressed and standing up! I … Continue reading

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Death Valley: Badwater Basin

After our epic hike through Golden Canyon, we drove a little south to visit Badwater Basin, the lowest point in Death Valley NP and also in North America.  The basin, which is covered in salt for miles around, lies 282 … Continue reading

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Death Valley: Golden Canyon and Red Cathedral

On our first full day in Death Valley N.P., we opted to do a loop hike through Golden Canyon and Gower’s Gulch, sometimes referred to as the “Badlands Loop” route.  It was about a 6-mile hike by the time we … Continue reading

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From Desert Oasis to Death Valley

We left the lush oasis of Palm Springs on Jan. 30th to brave the wilds of Death Valley National Park. We were excited to spend New Year’s Eve there and catch a glimpse of the night sky in a place … Continue reading

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UC Riverside Botanic Gardens

I was missing trees and green things that aren’t sharp and pointy.  We’d been in the desert for about 2 weeks and we were about to head to Death Valley. I needed to see some trees (not palm trees) and … Continue reading

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