Category Archives: Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve

Fremont Canyon

Fremont Canyon, July 15, 2014

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Landscape with Toll Road

Landscape with Toll Road, Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve, May 6, 2014

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Journey to the Middle of Nowhere

Little Yosemite

Little Yosemite, Cleveland National Forest, California, June 15, 2014

The Middle of Nowhere lay on the line between the Cleveland National Forest and the Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve, among a collection of rocks called “Little Yosemite”. Massive boulders rose from the endless thicket of sagebrush, chaparral mallow, laurel sumac, and — the notorious fire starter — chamise. Some outcrops suggested the skulls of alien monsters, others had descriptive names like the Lizard, the Lamb, and R2D2. The cliffs faced the Santa Anas on one side and the Chino Hills on the other. You could see as far as the San Gabriels which rose from a smoggy valley of steel, concrete, and automobile congestion.

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Thickleaf Yerba Santa

Thickleaf Yerba Santa, Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks, May 6, 2014

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