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Carrizo Plain National Monument, Pinnacles National Park and Fort Ord National Monument make for exciting tours!

Wildflowers are exploding on the Carrizo Plain in golden and purple hues!

Carrizo Plain, Pinnacles and Ft. Ord; wildflower explosion all through central and coastal California We had been up-and-down the state of California on Interstate 5 dozens of times, but never turned off near Buttonwillow to see the Carrizo Plain National Monument just an hour to the west. But several friends had recently posted photos of [...]

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Ft. Ord National Monument is a biking, hiking Mecca, two hours from San Joaquin County!

Typical view of the Ft. Ord backcountry!

If you are a hiker, bicyclist or mountain biker, one of your best destinations within two hours of San Joaquin County is the Ft. Ord National Monument, located between Salinas and Monterey, CA. See the monument’s web site, http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/prog/nlcs/Fort_Ord_NM/recreation.html. The national monument offers world-class recreation for residents and visitors to the Central California Coast. Lands [...]

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