Carrizo Plain (4 photos)

Near the south end Soda Lake Road, Carrizo Plain, San Luis Obispo County, California, April 2016.

In April, we were on a road trip to California’s “Central Coast” region. On the first day, we drove from San Diego to Santa Barbara and ultimately to Solvang, the Danish-themed little town. I didn’t make any photos there (other than with my cellphone, shared on Instagram) but the following day we drove more inland, returning to Carrizo Plain National Monument.

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Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve West

Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve West

Impressions from a hike at Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve West, which is one of the many preserves that are part of the San Dieguito River Park and its trail system that will include the future Coast-to-Crest trail. Initially it was partly cloudy, but as we hiked further in the clouds slowly descended down into … Read more