We visited Tenaja Falls near Murrieta for the first time today. Tenaja Falls is located in the San Mateo Canyon Wilderness area of the Cleveland National Forest. Here is a recap of our hike in pictures: The Tenaja Falls trailhead… Here is the trail map on the board at the Tenaja Falls trailhead (click for an […]
Animals and Nature
This past Sunday, my wife and I hiked up to the giant “M” on Box Springs Mountain that overlooks Moreno Valley. This was her first trip all the way up to the “M”. Here is a recap of our hike in pictures: We started at Box Springs Mountain Park near Hidden Springs / Pigeon Pass […]
My wife and I drove out to the Lake Perris State Recreation Area over the weekend to hike up to Terri Peak. We learned about this hike from a tip on Facebook (find more places to hike). At a height of 2,569 feet (per the official brochure), Terri Peak overlooks Lake Perris and offers views […]
We were treated to an impromptu private air show yesterday while hiking at the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve. OK, it wasn’t an air show, and it wasn’t for us… but we did get to watch an aerobatic team practice some maneuvers. We were beneath the trees when we first saw them, so we had […]
With all of the recent rain, we decided to check out the vernal pools at the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve in Murrieta, CA yesterday. We started at the Hidden Valley Trail Head. Pay your fee and grab a map. Decisions, decisions, decisions… we took the Trans Preserve Trail. Looking back at the Hidden Valley […]
During a break in my youngest son’s water polo tournament last Saturday, I took a quick walk down to San Juan Creek in San Juan Capistrano… This wasn’t down by the creek, but very close…
The first sunrise of 2017. The view from Lake Mathews in Riverside, California. A seemingly fat and happy hawk overlooking “A” Street / Citrus Heights Drive in Riverside, California. A millipede crossing “A” Street / Citrus Heights Drive in Riverside, California. Hope everyone has a great 2017.
Update #3 – 01/05/17: I have received word from the County that the “weather has pushed back the Street “A” opening until 2/3/17.” Update #2 – 12/27/16: I have heard that the street is ready to go with the exception of the traffic signal at Van Buren. The traffic signal poles are scheduled to arrive […]
I have lived in Riverside for thirteen years, and have never visited Fairmount Park in Riverside, California. This past weekend after I dropped my oldest son off to take the SAT, I decided to take a walk around the park. Here are a few pictures: For a minute, I thought this Greylag Goose was going […]
Saw this today near Mt. Rubidoux in Riverside, California: Squirrel: The cat can’t see me. I am a tree. Cat: That rat has a fluffy tail. I want it. Squirrel: Can cats climb? Cat: Can I climb? Squirrel: If you want me, you have to chase me up here. Cat: Nope.