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Stowe Trail Permit

Stowe Trail Permit

We have finally located where you need to go to get a permit to use the Stowe Trail.  Permits are only good for one year and everyone over the age of 10 must have one for walking, hiking, horseback riding, and biking. Stowe Trail Permit will take you to the webpage set up by the Marines. Here are some Q&A’s regarding the use of the trail. Q1. What is the age required to obtain a permit? A1. All U.S. citizens,…

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What in the World is a Tarantula Hawk?

What in the World is a Tarantula Hawk?

When you hear of a tarantula hawk the first thing that comes to mind is that it is a hawk that eats tarantulas.   But you’d be wrong.  It is a spider wasp which hunts tarantulas. Tarantulas have earned a deadly reputation as a predator capable of killing mice, lizards and small birds.  But the spiders are known to run in fear from the tarantula hawk.   The tarantula hawk wasp preys on its namesake, engaging in a ferocious battle that leads…

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8 Tips for How to Hike with a Dog in County Parks

8 Tips for How to Hike with a Dog in County Parks

You grab your leash, and your dog automatically starts heading for the door.  He knows it’s time for a walk.    Now its time to learn how to properly how to hike with a dog. But this time it’s no ordinary walk around the neighborhood. This time you’ve decided to go for a hike in a San Diego County park and you’re bringing your canine companion along for the journey.  But now you need to learn how to hike with a…

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