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Land of Medicine Buddha - California, United States

by antonyw  
with a Garmin Forerunner 305
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Park in the lower lot as you enter the property, you'll see the temple in the first picture and from there it's pretty easy to figure out where to park.  

I'm remiss in not recording what should be done at each "station" but there are informational signs to guide you along the way and you quickly realize why buddhists are so mellow and kind as it's a very relaxing area.  If I was forced to pick a religion it would be buddhism,  they seem to have a good grasp on what should be done to make the world a better place.

About the hike;  not especially tough but it's a steady climb up to the rim of Nisene Marks,  you could add another six miles or so and hit Maple Falls.  Lots of banana slugs and millipedes along the trails and still plenty of wildflowers in mid July and of course nice redwoods to enjoy.  Too bad they clear cut this area in the 1800s,  there'd be some amazing trees back in here.   The watershed on the way out is quite breathtaking.  It's gotta be an awesome trail in winter with lots of falls spilling into the creek.

Enjoy and respect the gratitude of the property owners allowing everyone access to this wonderful area (mt bikers get a world class singletrack downhill with plenty of insane gap jumps). 


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Trip Info
by antonyw
July 16, 2011
Trip Location: Cliftwood Mobile Home Park, California, United States
Length: 7.3 miles
Duration: 2 hours
Activity: Hiking
Trip viewed 11,569 times
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