Nice view of Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the lower 48 states at 14,494 feet, from Whitney Portal Road near Lone Pine.
Below are a couple more wall murals that I saw on my walk through the Barrio/Carlsbad Village area of Carlsbad. There are still several more to find and view on another trip!
A friend showed me around the Barrio/Carlsbad Village area of Carlsbad recently and I was intrigued by the many wall murals that are present. This is probably my favorite, which is at the corner of Carlsbad Blvd and Grand Avenue, and is by Oceanside artist Michael Summers.
At the new Walkabout Australia enclosure at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, visitors can get up close and personal with free roaming kangaroos and wallaby.
Links: SD Zoo Safari Park
Mill Creek in Forest Falls is a mere trickle this time of year but during spring snowmelt that chair would have provided a front row seat to some fast moving water.
Caruthers Canyon in the Mojave National Preserve was the perfect spot to pitch my “swag” for the night while traversing the Mojave Road. The swag is extremely popular in Australia and has many devotees now in the U.S. as well.
Links: Hiking in Mojave Preserve
The lava tubes off Aiken Mine Road in the Mojave National Preserve are a great place to explore and are only a short hike from the parking area. Three separate beams of light were shining through from above ground on the day I visited.
Links: Lava tubes
The Queen Anne Cottage is located within the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia and was the setting for much of the TV series “Fantasy Island”. Each episode, Tattoo (Herve Villechaize) would ring the bell in the bell tower while shouting “The plane, the plane!” as the seaplane prepared to land with that week’s clients.
Links: Queen Anne Cottage
I found this cute makeshift tiki hut while hiking down to the beach from the Bluffs Campground at San Onofre State Beach. Looks like a great place to while away a few hours!
San Onofre State Beach below the Bluffs Campground at low tide.