Beautiful Castle Lake

In reading reviews about Northern California's Castle Lake, one word came up in almost every one -- and that word is "beautiful." I could not agree more with the description of beautiful, and that's why I titled this blog and photo "Beautiful Castle Lake."

To Begin: I took this photo on July 17, 2018, at 8:15 pm just before sunset. The wind was calm; the lake was quiet...

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The Hidden National Park

The title of this blog reflects the natural markers of this National Park. Driving on I-40 in northeastern Arizona, you see a landscape of high desert with subtle tones of gray-green and brown desert foliage. You don't see high mountains, tall trees, deep canyons, massive dunes, or huge signs letting you know you're approaching a national park. You do see a medium-sized brown and white sign reading Petrified Forest National Park.

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