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Monterey Bay Aquarium

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 in California
Monterey Bay Aquarium

Today we visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium, a public aquarium that has been involved in a variety of marine research projects that I’ve read about over the years. Scientists from the Monterey Bay Aquarium have studied great white sharks, sea otters, Pacific tuna, and various other water-dwelling critters.

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Assortment

Rabbit Mountain
Rabbit Mountain
Rabbit Mountain has become my default hiking location. If I don’t have time to drive up into the mountains, then I go to the foothills to Rabbit Mountain where I can still get a leg-burner of a hike in a short period of time.
Uncomfortably Numb
Uncomfortably Numb
Lily Lake
Lily Lake
Today’s forecast was chock-full of snow flurries and grim temperatures which meant that many hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park were likely to be treacherous.