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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Corrizo Plains

We had a really fun time on our mini vacation! We drove down to Corrizo Plains National Monument on tuesday and did some car camping. It turned out to be a pretty nice place, which noone seems to know about. It has a salt lake and the San Andreas goes right down the valley.

There are many rare and endangered animals that live there including pronghorn antelopes, kit foxes, kangaroo rats and many species of birds. There is also some rock paintings by native americans from long ago, but we didn't get ot see these because they aren't available to the public at this time of year.

Yesterday was beautiful, sunny and a bit breezy- I got to ride for a few hours with no leg warmers and enjoy some time on roads with no cars. Truly a treat!

We hiked around a little near our campsite and found a cool sandstone canyon. At night we had fun watching a Kangaroo rat running around at our campsite.

It was good to get out of town and see some new sights. I'd like to go back to this place and see the painted rock and bring a bird book and identify some birds, I think it's a really good place for that. It was another awesome adventure!


At 11:15 AM, Blogger X Bunny said...

i needed to put my sunglasses on just to read this post!

At 10:09 PM, Blogger Chico Cyclist said...

I agree! Man, that looks fantastic - like something out of a dream. Definitely would have liked to spend the week there.....


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