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My Lens | Pt. Arena Lighthouse

The Furthest West You Can Go In California A foggy day in Mendocino County is the backdrop for the historic Pt. Arena lighthouse. Point Arena is between Manchester Beach and Gualala, CA, the furthest point west in California and closest place to Hawaii within the lower 48 states. The area is often foggy and windy […]

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My Lens | Union Valley Reservoir

From the dam to the Sierra Nevada Dick and Jack Peaks Union Valley Reservoir, one of the three main lakes in the Ice House Recreation area that forms the western edge of the Desolation Wilderness. The Desolation Wilderness is a fee and permit area east of Sacramento, California accessible from US 50. It is a […]

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My Lens | Amador City, California

Looking down the highway 49 Gold Rush time machine View into Amador City, California, a small settlement in northern California located in Amador County. The discovery of gold in this region fueled the pioneers that crossed the plains to colonize California. Amador’s claim to gold rush fame is the Keystone Mine.

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My Lens | Both sides of Sacramento

Two sides of Sacramento Sacramento, California. West Sacramento to the right and the capital city of California to the left. This is from the city waterworks inlet, which sticks out into the river like a fortification.