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Fort Ord National Monument and Elkhorn Slough add excitement to Monterey visit!

Monterey offers treasure trove of adventure destinations, with Fort Ord backcountry and Elkhorn Slough! Headed to the Monterey area? Hikers, bicyclists, mountain bikers, kayakers or campers will find two adventure destinations within 2.5 hours of San Joaquin County, in Fort Ord National Monument and Elkhorn Slough, each adjacent to Monterey, CA. Fort Ord National Monument […]

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California’s national historic districts and monuments make the state special!

Old Fort Point, tucked under the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge.The Balclutha, left, and Eppleton Hall at Hyde Street Pier. Mountain biker charges down a Ft. Ord singletrack trail. Ft. Ord wildflowers come in many hues on the old army base. Old windmill offers contrast from Carrizo Plain NM wildflowers. Explore some of […]

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Fort Ord National Monument; spectacular reuse of the old World War I and II Army base!

If you are a hiker, bicyclist, mountain biker or camper, one of your best destinations within two hours of San Joaquin County is the Fort Ord National Monument, located between Salinas and Monterey, CA. And with those two nearby towns – you have a host of additional options to make your trip an overnighter, or […]

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Notes on my first organized mountain bike tour; up close and personal with Manzanita!

At this year’s huge Sea Otter Bike classic, I determined to take my trusty Gary Fisher Wahoo mountain bike, and tackle the 22-mile mountain bike tour in the scenic and hilly Fort Ord National Monument. In past years (serving as first-aider with the National Ski Patrol contingent) I had seen many of the 86 miles […]

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