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    Thank you @david____gonzalez for showing me some of CI’s views! Can’t wait for it to warm up so I can do some more exploring on campus ✨

    Thank you @david____gonzalez for showing me some of CI’s views! Can’t wait for it to warm up so I can do some more exploring on campus ✨
    24 1 42 minutes ago

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    Spectacular view of London today... you can pretty much see everything! 👍🇬🇧

    Spectacular view of London today... you can pretty much see everything! 👍🇬🇧
    42 2 2 hours ago

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    Our third day on Santa Cruz Island in Channel Islands National Park was spent exploring Scorpion Harbor and recovering from our big hike the previous day. Winds continued to rage, and the waves crashing against the island cliffs were impressive. We hiked to Cavern Point (clockwise, leaving from Lower Scorpion Campground), west to Potato Harbor, back to Cavern Point, and then down to the Ranch. The sky was clear and we could see all the way to the mainland for much of our hike. If you visit Santa Cruz Island at Scorpion Anchorage, the views at Cavern Point and Potato Harbor are worth it. We also saw multiple Island Foxes around Cavern Point. They are TINY (smaller than a house cat, between three and five pounds) and unafraid of humans because they're a protected species–no one is capturing them for their fur. Their population numbers vary year to year, but they're now in the high hundreds or low thousands. The Island Fox is a descendant of the mainland gray fox and has a cool black stripe down its back as an adult. It is believed that they floated on debris across the Santa Barbara Channel 10-16,000 years ago when water levels were lower in the Channel. Then, over time, they changed and became their own species. Six of the eight islands have Island Foxes, and each island’s fox is its own subspecies. They typically live between 10 and 12 years. Surprisingly, they're the fiercest predator on the island and only at risk as newborns to falcons, but those deaths are rare. It's how they can survive being so small–no need to get larger, which the island probably couldn't support anyway. They’re socially monogamous, mate for life, and may be seen roaming with their partner. They mark their territory with a scented urine that resembles skunk spray, which is most certainly why no one keeps them as pets. On our next trip to Santa Cruz Island, we want to hike over to Smuggler's Cove. The NPS Visitor Center at the Ranch was closed because of the shutdown, so we also want to check it out next time. (Photo copyright belongs to Tumbleweed.Life)
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    #tumbleweed .life #california #channelislands #channelislandsnationalpark #nps #santacruzisland #goexplore #islandfox #travel

    Our third day on Santa Cruz Island in Channel Islands National Park was spent exploring Scorpion Harbor and recovering from our big hike the previous day. Winds continued to rage, and the waves crashing against the island cliffs were impressive. We hiked to Cavern Point (clockwise, leaving from Lower Scorpion Campground), west to Potato Harbor, back to Cavern Point, and then down to the Ranch. The sky was clear and we could see all the way to the mainland for much of our hike. If you visit Santa Cruz Island at Scorpion Anchorage, the views at Cavern Point and Potato Harbor are worth it. We also saw multiple Island Foxes around Cavern Point. They are TINY (smaller than a house cat, between three and five pounds) and unafraid of humans because they're a protected species–no one is capturing them for their fur. Their population numbers vary year to year, but they're now in the high hundreds or low thousands. The Island Fox is a descendant of the mainland gray fox and has a cool black stripe down its back as an adult. It is believed that they floated on debris across the Santa Barbara Channel 10-16,000 years ago when water levels were lower in the Channel. Then, over time, they changed and became their own species. Six of the eight islands have Island Foxes, and each island’s fox is its own subspecies. They typically live between 10 and 12 years. Surprisingly, they're the fiercest predator on the island and only at risk as newborns to falcons, but those deaths are rare. It's how they can survive being so small–no need to get larger, which the island probably couldn't support anyway. They’re socially monogamous, mate for life, and may be seen roaming with their partner. They mark their territory with a scented urine that resembles skunk spray, which is most certainly why no one keeps them as pets. On our next trip to Santa Cruz Island, we want to hike over to Smuggler's Cove. The NPS Visitor Center at the Ranch was closed because of the shutdown, so we also want to check it out next time. (Photo copyright belongs to Tumbleweed.Life)
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#tumbleweed.life #california #channelislands #channelislandsnationalpark #nps #santacruzisland #goexplore #islandfox #travel
    26 2 2 hours ago

    Felt great to get back out to Arroyo Verde and get some hiking/trail running in. I used to visit it frequently, but haven’t been back to the trails since before the fires.
    I’m so happy to see it well and thriving.

    Felt great to get back out to Arroyo Verde and get some hiking/trail running in. I used to visit it frequently, but haven’t been back to the trails since before the fires.
I’m so happy to see it well and thriving.
    28 2 3 hours ago

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    Wow! It’s sunshine here but we can hear the thunder! ⛈ #SoCalWeather

    Wow! It’s sunshine here but we can hear the thunder! ⛈ #SoCalWeather
    16 1 4 hours ago

    Once again to finish the night a nice clean tooshie Thursday 😍😍 have to admit I do have a soft spot for fords 🤫. Owner - @ecoboosttxjsy

    Once again to finish the night a nice clean tooshie Thursday 😍😍 have to admit I do have a soft spot for fords 🤫. Owner - @ecoboosttxjsy
    18 3 4 hours ago

    16 3 4 hours ago