Alabama Hills are a range of hills in the Owens Valley of California, near Lone Pine, California. The rounded contours of the Alabamas contrast with the sharp ridges of the Sierra Nevada to the west; however, the Alabamas are no older than the Sierra. Different patterns of erosion account for the difference. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alabama Hills"
Arrowhead is a popular place name ( toponym) in and near the western San Bernardino Mountains. The name is derived from a natural geographic formation of bare rock on the side of the mountains near San Bernardino. The city of Lake Arrowhead, California and the adjacent lake, Lake Arrowhead Reservoir, take their names from the formation as does Arrowhead Water. ...more on Wikipedia about "Arrowhead, California"
Badwater is a basin in California's Death Valley noted as the second-lowest point in the Western Hemisphere, with an elevation of 282 feet (86 m) below sea level. ...more on Wikipedia about "Badwater"
The Balboa Peninsula is the part of Newport Beach, California people from outside the area probably think about most often when they see the words "Newport Beach." It is also referred to as " Balboa, California." About three miles long, it is home to most of Newport's population. The first stirring of commerce began when in 1870, a small stern wheeler from San Diego named "The Vaquero" made its first trip to a marshy lagoon to exchange lumber for hides, tallow, livestock and grain. Traditionally, the Peninsula consists of all the contiguous land east of 45th Street. Most of the business is concentrated along Balboa Boulevard where it meets Pacific Coast Highway, McFadden Place, and Main Street. ...more on Wikipedia about "Balboa Peninsula, Newport Beach, California"
The Bay Area Ridge Trail is a proposed 500-mile (800 km) long, multi-use trail encircling the San Francisco Bay Area. Begun in 1989, more than 270 miles (430 km) have been completed as of 2005, about half of which is fully multi-use (open to hikers, bicyclists, equestrians). The trail council plans to expand this to 300 miles (480 km) by the end of 2005. All of the trail in San Francisco has been completed, as have large portions on the Peninsula, and in Marin, Santa Clara and Contra Costa counties. Most of the remaining mileage is on private property, and may require easements to continue the expansion of the trail. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bay Area Ridge Trail"
Big Sur is a section of the central California coast, typically considered to run for 90 miles (145km) from Carmel-by-the-Sea in the north to the Hearst Castle at San Simeon in the south. It is characterized by the abrupt rise of coastal mountains, locally named the Santa Lucia Range, from the Pacific Ocean. Throughout much of Big Sur, this produces dramatic sea cliffs and undersea kelp forests. The steepest elevation increase from sea level in the lower 48 United States is located here, where Cone Peak stands 5,155 feet (1.57km) above the Pacific, only 3.2 miles (5.15km) from the coast. The mountains trap most of the moisture out of the clouds, often in the form of morning fogs, creating a favorable environment for forests, including the southernmost habitat of the coast redwood. Farther inland, in the rain shadow, the conifer forests disappear and the vegetation becomes open oak woodland, then transitions into the more familiar fire-tolerant California chaparral scrub. ...more on Wikipedia about "Big Sur"
The Bigelow Cholla Garden Wilderness is found in the Mojave Desert in southeastern California in the United States. The wilderness lies in San Bernardino County east of the Piute Mountains along Interstate 40. The wilderness covers approximately 15,541 acres. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bigelow Cholla Garden Wilderness"
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Bishop Peak (elev 1,546 feet) is a peak of volcanic rock near the city of San Luis Obispo, California. It is the tallest of the Morros or Nine Sisters, a chain of similar peaks stretching to Morro Bay. It takes its name from its resemblance to a bishop's miter. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bishop Peak"
Bodega Bay is a small shallow, sand-choked inlet of the Pacific Ocean on the coast of northern California in the United States. It is approximately 5 mi (8 km) across and is located approximately 40 mi (64 km) northwest of San Francisco and 20 mi (32 km) west of Santa Rosa. The bay straddles the boundary between Sonoma (north) and Marin (south) counties. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bodega Bay"
Bodega Head is a small promontory on the Pacific coast of northern California in the United States. It is located in Sonoma County approximately 40 mi (64 km) northwest of San Francisco and approximately 20 mi (32 km) west of Santa Rosa. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bodega Head"
Bolinas Bay is a small bay, approximately 5 mi (8 km) wide, on the Pacific coast of California in the United States. It is in Marin County, north of the Golden Gate, approximately 15 mi (25 km) northwest of San Francisco. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bolinas Bay"
Bolinas Lagoon is a tidal estuary, approximately 3 square miles (8 square km) in area, in Marin County in California in the United States. The lagoon is a back bay of Bolinas Bay on the Pacific coast approximately 15 mi (25 km) northwest of San Francisco. It is fed by several small streams and separated from the main bay by a small spit of land, known as Stinson Beach. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bolinas Lagoon"
Burney Falls is a waterfall on Burney Creek, in McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, Shasta County, California. ...more on Wikipedia about "Burney Falls"
Butte Creek is tributary to the Sacramento River, joining the river in the vicinity of Colusa, California. About 110 miles in length, it runs through much of Butte County, California (the county, however, receives its name from the Sutter Buttes in Sutter County, California). It travels through a spectacular mini-Grand Canyon as it reaches the Sacramento Valley floor, where it then flows somewhat south and west of the city of Chico towards the southwestern corner of the county. ...more on Wikipedia about "Butte Creek (California)"
Butte Valley National Grassland is a 18425 acre (75 km²) United States National Grassland located in northern California. Adminstered by the United States Forest Service, it is located in northern Siskiyou County, near the Oregon border, between the communities of Dorris and Macdoel along U.S. Highway 97. It was dedicated in July 1991 as the nation's 21st National Grassland. It is administered as part of the Klamath National Forest, and is the sole National Grassland in California and in Region 5 (Pacific Southwest) of the Forest Service. ...more on Wikipedia about "Butte Valley National Grassland"
The California chaparral and woodlands is a terrestrial ecoregion of central and southern California ( United States) and northwestern Baja California ( Mexico), located on the west coast of North America. It is a Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and shrub ecoregion, part of the Nearctic ecozone. ...more on Wikipedia about "California chaparral and woodlands"
Cape Mendocino in Humboldt County, California, is the westernmost point on the coast of California. ( Mendocino County lies to the south.) It has been a landmark since the 16th century Manila Galleons that would reach the coast here following the trade winds and make their way coastwise southwards. Its first lighthouse was lit December 1, 1868, standing on eight prefabricated panels sent up from San Francisco. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cape Mendocino"
The Carquinez Strait is a narrow tidal strait in northern California. It is part of the tidal estuary of the Sacramento and the San Joaquin rivers as they drain into the San Francisco Bay. The strait connects Suisun Bay, which receives the waters of the combined rivers, with San Pablo Bay, a northern extension of the San Francisco Bay. It forms part of the border between Solano (to the north) and Contra Costa (to the south) counties, and is approximately 15 mi (25 km) north of Oakland. The cities of Benicia and Vallejo lie on the north side of the strait, while Martinez sits on the southern coast. The strait is crossed by two bridges, Carquinez Bridge and Benicia-Martinez Bridge. ...more on Wikipedia about "Carquinez Strait"
The Carrizo Plain is a large enclosed plain, approximately 50 miles (80 km) long and up to 15 miles (24 km) across, in eastern San Luis Obispo County, California, U.S. It contains the 180,000 acre (728 km²) Carrizo Plain National Monument, and is the largest single native grassland remaining in California. ...more on Wikipedia about "Carrizo Plain"
The Central Coast is an area of California, extending from Santa Cruz in the north to Santa Barbara in the south, but centering primarily on Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties. ...more on Wikipedia about "Central Coast, California"
The Central Valley Project (CVP) is a federal water project undertaken by the Bureau of Reclamation in 1937 as a long-term plan to use water in California's Central Valley. It was designed to move some of the abundant water supply of the northern end of the Central Valley to the dry southern end. The goals of the CVP were water and hydroelectric power for farms, flood control, improved navigability of the Sacramento River, and the development of water supplies for cities and towns of the Central Valley. ...more on Wikipedia about "Central Valley Project"
The Cinder Cone National Natural Landmark is located in the Mojave National Preserve in southeastern California in the United States. The landmark is located mostly south of Interstate 15 and the small community of Halloran Springs. The cinder cones were formed when lava erupted. Most of the cinder cones and Lava flows lie between Kelbaker Road on the west and Cima Road to the east. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cinder Cone National Natural Landmark"
This is a list of notable coastal islands of Alta and Baja California. Although the waters and islands are divided between the United States and Mexico, many of the ecological issues are the same. ...more on Wikipedia about "Coastal islands of Alta and Baja California"
The Colorado Desert is a large arid depression in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of California and the northeastern portion of the Mexican state of Baja California. It encompasses approximately 2,500 sq mi (40,000 km²) east of Los Angeles and San Diego, extending from the San Bernardino Mountains east and southeast to the Colorado River, from which it takes its name. ...more on Wikipedia about "Colorado Desert"
The Conejo Valley is a region spanning both Southeastern Ventura County and Northwestern Los Angeles County in Southern California. It was discovered in 1542 by Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, and eventually became part of the Rancho El Conejo land grant by the Spanish government (conejo means "rabbit" in Spanish, of which there are many in the area). The Santa Clara River Valley is due north. ...more on Wikipedia about "Conejo Valley"
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