Starbuck's Exploring

Hiking and exploring backcountry locations of the Western United States.

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Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle is an amazing place. Its grandeur is hard to overstate. It is one of those “must visit” places.

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Alcatraz Island

What started out as a military fort guarding the San Francisco Bay became a military prison, a civilian prison, a Native American protest site and now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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Moonstone and Elephant Seal Beaches

On a trip to the beaches of Northern California, we stopped at Moonstone and Elephant Seal Beaches near Piedras Blancas. I’m told the beaches around Piedras Blancas are the only mainland place where elephant seals have a rookery.

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USS Iowa BB-61

We spent a day down in Long Beach touring the WWII battleship USS Iowa BB-61. It’s a very impressive ship. They don’t make them like this anymore.

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USS Pampanito SS-383

On a trip to San Fransisco, we visited Fisherman’s Wharf and the submarine USS Pampantio SS-383. It’s in great condition.

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