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Created 5-Jun-12
Modified 5-Jun-12
Visitors 14
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Hidden behind a small parking lot just east of Los Osos is a little visited indiginous oak reserve on 90 acres of undisturbed land. These superb live oak specimens are truly wonders of nature and deserve a visit if you're ever in the area of Morro Bay or San Luis Obispo.
The trails are easy, but make sure you stay on them if you're allergic to poison oak. It is everywhere.
If you enjoyed the forests in The Lord of the Rings, you'll really like seeing this one. There are a few different loop trails. Be careful to keep to the right path for your particular trail: there are a number of side-treks that meander from the main drags.
Don and I had a great time shooting this area, and we only saw a small part of it. There is also a creek in a ravine with lots of lichen for lichen lovers. We'll check that out next time.

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Keywords:Bay, Morro, california, central, live, los, native, oak, osos, park, plants, preserve, reserve, trees, wildflowers