Friday, July 12, 2013

Santa Rosa Plateau Hiking

It was only a matter of time before our adventures started moving north. After this weekend, we will officially be living in our house. I have mixed feelings about it. I'm quite partial to military base living. I like the sense of community and the relative safety of being on base. Camp Pendleton has been our home. Unlike most military families, we have been stationed on CP for a total of 11 years. 9 of those years with the same squadron. It's pretty rare. Not how I imagined military life. Now we've purposely made the decision to leave and it almost seems wrong. Like we are betraying our kind! Going to live with the *gasp* civilians! And with the train not stopping at my station, I will not be working with military either. I kind of feel like I'm turning a new page in the Book Of Nicole. Kind of interested to find out how this plays out. But I won't try to guess, I'm just going along for the ride.

Back to those northern adventures, today we visited Santa Rosa Plateau Reserve in Murrieta, California. Lots of hiking trails. And trees. And rocks. It's pretty flat terrain which translates to family friendly. It's such a big and peaceful place to explore. I think this will be a favorite hike.

The office has a lot of interesting displays about the animals living on the reserve. 
Always good to know what you might come across on the hike.
Or just make you super paranoid
of what you might come across on the hike.

Lots of trails.

Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve is open Tuesday- Sunday 9:00am -5:00pm
Closed Mondays
Park Fee: $3.00 adults, $2.00 child (12 and under)

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  1. I'll have to check this out!

  2. What a beautiful place! We have always lived on a military base until we moved to Texas. Honestly, we love it so much more than living on base.

  3. No military neighbors? I'm a big fan of living off post. I hope you love it and love your new neighbors!!
    You guys have the best family adventures!

  4. I was catching up on my Bloglovin' feed last night and this caught my eye. I live in Murrieta! We like to hike Santa Rosa in the Spring because the water is running and the wildflowers are so pretty. Glad you enjoyed our neck of the woods :)

  5. Such an inexpensive and fun way to spend quality family time. The area looks beautiful

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