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Reflections and Photos from The Big Trip and Beyond . .

DAY 7 – Near Calistoga, CA

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Friday, October 5, 2012
We arrive at Bothe-Napa Valley State Park outside of Calistoga, CA. The temperature has dropped 20 degrees and the world has returned to autumn. BNVSP is a completely different environment from south of the Bay Area. The mixed wood forest is more sheltering and moist; there is moss on the trees. A short path from our campsite leads into miles of trails. Upon awakening I stroll a path that follows a creek bed with trickling water. I hike in my pajamas; the squirrels and deer don’t seem to notice. The many brown and yellow fallen leaves offer up the familiar sweet, earthy smell of slightly rotting foliage.

We move onto Harbin Hot Springs near Middletown, CA.

Forest at Daybreak

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