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  1. __ryan__ May 23, 2023

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    North Dakota?
     
  2. Waltesefalcon May 23, 2023

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    Oklahoma. My commute takes me through the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge.
     
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  3. Omegafanman May 23, 2023

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    A phone pic from today......
     
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  4. Aroxx Sets his watch May 26, 2023

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    Blue Angels tore overhead too practicing for tomorrow!

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  5. Dan S May 26, 2023

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  6. wagudc May 26, 2023

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    Redwood National Park is just up the road from us, so we did a quick day hike. It is hard to capture the scale and beauty of the trees, plus we saw a few elk and deer.
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  7. __ryan__ May 27, 2023

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    It sure is. These are from the Humboldt Redwoods State Park, which is a bit further south.

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  8. MRC May 27, 2023

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    In 1976 on my first visit to California, and only second to the USA, I went to the Sequoia Natl Park. So incredible! I had made a bit of preparation by bringing my walking/climbing boots but also needed to get local maps. At the ranger station I got a large scale map (USGS, think it was 1:50,0000) and asked if they had a compass to sell me. No was the answer, so I asked if people never got lost in those mountains. "Sir, people do not get out of their vehicles in those mountains" was the answer.

    I did spot a bobcat but it clocked me while moving as slowly as I could to get my camera and it was gone in an instant :)/:(

    In fact navigation turned out not to need a compass for a day stroll. Stay on top of the ridge you're on and when it's time to go back turn through 180 degrees.
     
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  9. Hetcins1 May 27, 2023

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    3 snaps I took today of British wildflowers
    Snap 1 is a newly emerging flower spike on the northern marsh orchid.
    Snap 2 Red campion.
    Snap 3 the stunning ,wood cranesbill :thumbsup:.
     
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  10. wagudc May 27, 2023

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    Humboldt Redwoods is also a beautiful place. We live midway between the two parks and have spent a lot of time at both.
     
  11. wagudc May 27, 2023

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    That is the truth. I am shocked at how few people you see at busy parks once you are a mile or further from a road.
     
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  12. wagudc May 27, 2023

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    Quite lovely!
     
  13. MRC May 27, 2023

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    Yup. In late November I did not see another person, or even car on the road, until I descended below below the 4,000 ft -ish cloud/smoke/smog cover above the Central Valley. It was so lovely and clear above there.
     
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  14. pdxleaf Often mistaken for AI... May 27, 2023

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    Peonies busted out nicely

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  15. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector May 27, 2023

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  16. JimInOz Melbourne Australia May 27, 2023

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    We're not in Darwin any more Toto.
     
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  17. queriver May 28, 2023

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    Rainbow lorikeets. NSW south coast, Australia. IMG_7612 - Copy.JPG
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  18. Walrus May 29, 2023

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