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Canyon playground: Curtain Falls’ natural slides, white water, deep pools and spectacular rock faces

This story was originally published by the Chico News & Review on July 9, 2015.

My strongest memory of Curtain Falls is first going there a few years ago in November, on the last warm weekend that fall. 837 more words

Berry Creek
Where: Sequoia National Park Mileage: 3.5 miles Difficulty: Easy Elevation gain: 739 feet Type: Out-and-back

To get to the trailhead: From Dorst Campground drive about 1.5 miles South. 214 more words


Magic of the Falls

It was a hot, 30 degree, mid-afternoon trek through dense forest during the dry season. The west African climate was as unforgiving as any we have ever experienced. 325 more words


Eels of my valley

The creeks of my childhood were narrow, irregular waterways, abounding with eels. To me and my little sisters, eels were anathema: writhing, sinister beings, lurking in the dark, tannin-stained waters, waiting to attack and devour us. 792 more words

The Pirate Cove (Summersville Lake)

June 7, 2015.
One hot summer day, we headed north to Summersville Lake to go to the Pirate’s Cove. To get there from south of Summersville, head north on I-19 and cross the bridge that goes over Summersville Lake. 248 more words

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