Lava Beds National Monument, located in Siskiyou and Modoc Counties, California, is the site of the largest concentration of lava tube caves in the United States. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lava Beds National Monument"
The following is a partial list of guidebooks about the Sierra Nevada of California, USA. Please see Sierra Nevada for more information. ...more on Wikipedia about "List of guidebooks about the Sierra Nevada"
The Los Angeles Basin is the coastal sediment-filled plain located between the peninsular and transverse ranges in southern California in the United States containing the central part of the city of Los Angeles as well as its southern and southeastern suburbs (both in Los Angeles and Orange counties). It is approximately 35 mi (56 km) long and 15 mi (24 km) wide, bounded by the Santa Monica Mountains, the Puente Hills, and the Santa Ana Mountains. The Palos Verdes Peninsula, formerly an island, marks the outer edge of the basin along the coast. ...more on Wikipedia about "Los Angeles Basin"
The Lost Coast is a section of California's north coast in Humboldt County, lying between the King Range and the Pacific Ocean. The steepness of the coastal mountains made this stretch of coast too daunting for the highway builders, and California State Route 1, which runs along the coast for most of its length, here runs several miles inland. Much of the Lost Coast is owned by the federal government, and in 1970, 60,000 acres were designated the King Range National Conservation Area. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lost Coast"
The Low Desert is a name for the Southern California portion of the Sonoran Desert to distinguish it from the adjacent Mojave Desert or High Desert. The low desert is the area surrounding Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, California, Palm Desert, Borrego Springs, Indian Wells, Cathedral City and Indio in the Coachella Valley. Joshua Tree National Park straddles both deserts. The two terms are often used in local TV and radio weather reports because of the differences in temperatures between the two areas. ...more on Wikipedia about "Low Desert"
Marin Headlands refers to that area just north of San Francisco, California across the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County. Much of the area is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The headlands afford spectacular views of The City and, as such, is a very popular tourist attraction. One of the most common photographs of San Francisco is the view of The City from the headlands with the towers of the Golden Gate Bridge just reaching out of the fog. On clear days, the site affords a panoramic view of this entire region of the bay including: ...more on Wikipedia about "Marin Headlands"
Maverick's or Mavericks is a world-famous surfing location in Northern California. It is located approximately one-half mile (0.8km) from shore in Pillar Point Harbor, just north of Half Moon Bay. After a strong winter storm has occurred in the northern Pacific Ocean, waves can routinely crest at over 25 feet (8m) and top out at over 50 feet (15m). The break is caused by an unusually-shaped underwater rock formation. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mavericks"
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A wide valley trending east/west in San Diego, California, created by the San Diego River (for the most part more like a seasonal creek than a river), Mission Valley serves as a business and entertainment center for San Diego, the city in which it is located. It contains a large number of shopping districts and other commercial centers. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mission Valley, California"
The Mojave Desert (Mojave is used for the desert while Mohave is used for the native people of the desert.) occupies a significant portion of Southern California and parts of Utah, Nevada and Arizona, in the United States. Named after the Mohave tribe of Native Americans, it occupies over 22,000 mi² (35,000 km²) in a typical Basin and Range topography. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mojave Desert"
Mojave ...more on Wikipedia about "Mojave National Preserve"
Monterey Bay is a bay of the Pacific Ocean, on the coast of California, south of San Francisco. The roughly semicircular bay is ringed by a segment of California Highway 1 which connects Santa Cruz at the north end to Monterey, at the south end. ...more on Wikipedia about "Monterey Bay"
The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) is a Federally protected marine area offshore of California's central coast. ...more on Wikipedia about "Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary"
Monterey Canyon is a submarine canyon in Monterey Bay, California often studied by the scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. ...more on Wikipedia about "Monterey Canyon"
The Monterey Peninsula in central California comprises the cities of Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove, and the private community of Pebble Beach. ...more on Wikipedia about "Monterey Peninsula"
Mossbrae Falls is a waterfall on Sacramento River, in Shasta Cascade area in Dunsmuir, California ...more on Wikipedia about "Mossbrae Falls"
Muir Woods National Monument is a unit of the National Park Service in Marin County, California, 12 miles (19 km) north of San Francisco. It protects 554 acres (224 ha) of forested area populated by Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens), one of the last remaining stands in the immediate San Francisco Bay Area. ...more on Wikipedia about "Muir Woods National Monument"
Neverland Ranch, or Neverland Valley Ranch, is a California property acquired by owned by American pop musician Michael Jackson in 1988. It is named after Neverland, the fictional island in the story Peter Pan. ...more on Wikipedia about "Neverland Ranch"
Northern California, sometimes abbreviated NorCal, refers to the northern portion of the U.S. state of California. It covers the area north of the ten counties of Southern California. The region is characterized by its beautiful coastline, Mediterranean climate, low population density (apart from the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento area), and redwood forests. ...more on Wikipedia about "Northern California"
The Pacific Crest Trail is a long-distance mountain hiking and equestrian trail that runs from the United States border with Mexico to its border with Canada. It passes through the Laguna, San Jacinto, San Bernardino, San Gabriel, Liebre, Tehachapi, and Sierra Nevada ranges in California, and the Cascade Range in Oregon and Washington states. The Pacific Crest Trail is 2,650 miles (4,240 km) long. It was designated a National Scenic Trail in 1993. The Pacific Crest Trail, the Appalachian Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail form the Triple Crown of long distance hiking. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pacific Crest Trail"
The Palm Springs area of southern California is a group of nine adjacent cities in the upper Coachella Valley, often collectively referred to as "Palm Springs". The area was originally used to cultivate date palms, but in recent years these have been mostly replaced by nearly continuous development from Palm Springs to Coachella. ...more on Wikipedia about "Palm Springs area"
Pinnacles ...more on Wikipedia about "Pinnacles National Monument"
Point Reyes is a prominent cape on the Pacific coast of northern California in the United States. It is located in Marin County approximately 30 mi (48 km) WNW of San Francisco. The term is often applied to the Point Reyes Peninsula, the promontory bounded from Tomales Bay on the northeast and Bolinas Lagoon on the southwest. The headland is protected as part of Point Reyes National Seashore. ...more on Wikipedia about "Point Reyes"
The Portuguese Bend Landslide is the largest area of natural vegetation remaining on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. ...more on Wikipedia about "Portuguese Bend"
Potem Falls is a 70 ft waterfall on Pit River arm of Shasta Lake in California ...more on Wikipedia about "Potem Falls"
Poverty Ridge is a ridge in unincorporated Santa Clara County, California east of Milpitas. Calaveras Valley lies to its west, while its east side slopes down to meet Arroyo Hondo. Creeks that originate on Poverty Ridge include Calaveras and Penitencia Creeks. ...more on Wikipedia about "Poverty Ridge"
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