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California Escapes: September 2010 Features

Geocaching is Family Fun

Geocaching is Family Fun

Geocaching has proved to my daughter that I am a geek, but that’s okay. It’s the growing activity where people use their GPS (Global Positioning System) receivers to find hidden goodies just about anywhere. To read more click here.

Sal Goshorn California State Parks Lifeguard

Up Close and Personal: California State Parks Lifeguard Sal Goshorn
Lifeguard Sal Goshorn patrols some of the most beautiful beaches in Southern California including Huntington and Bolsa Chica State Beaches. This dedicated lifeguard veteran has worked for 16 years with CA. State Parks and has also served as president of the State Park Peace Officer Association of CA. from 2001-2009. To read more click here.

Bodie State Historic Park

Bodie SHP: The Ghost Town in the Sierra Nevada Mountains
Located high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains stands a ghost town frozen in time. The buildings and artifacts contained in them remain as they did when the last of the residents vacated the town of Bodie, now a state historic park. To read more click here.

Aerial View of Fort Ross State Historic Park

Fort Ross SHP: A Russian Fort by the Sea
Located on the California coast, Fort Ross was established in the early 1800s as a Russian-American settlement from 1821 until 1841. Now, Fort Ross is a state historical park that even offers camping.  To read more click here.

Cosmopolitan Hotel in Old Town San Diego

Old Town San Diego SHP: Cosmopolitan Hotel Opens
The three-year restoration of Old Town San Diego’s Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant has been completed and the “crown jewel of the state park system” is now open for business. The building is not only a rarity because of its long history, but it has been associated with some of California’s most important people and events, and its distinctive architectural character helps tell the story of the birthplace of California. To read more click here.