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San Timoteo Nature  Sanctuary – Redlands California

39 panoramas; 2 detail screens; photographed on March 10, 2013

 

This beautiful nature preserve spans about 200 acres of historic San Timoteo canyon. Hiking trails run its length and San Timoteo creek often serenades those who take the time to explore its expanses. The Redlands Conservancy manages this preserve and accurately describes it as “a place where both wildlife and human life can find refuge from the chaos of civilization”. The sanctuary includes a two mile stretch of trail that was dates back to the early 1900s. This section, called the Carriage Trail, was created by Redlands’ notables, the Smiley Brothers, in order to shuttle visitors from Redlands down into the scenic canyon. This virtual hike lets you see the sanctuary at its greenest on a sunny late winter day.

You can use the navigation buttons in the lower left corner of the panorama window above to look to the left and right, up and down, and to zoom in and out. If you prefer, you can also look around by moving the mouse with the left button held down, and you can use the mouse scroll wheel to zoom in and out. When you are ready, click on one of the hot links to move to the next panorama. If you have trouble finding the hot links, the “Guide” button can be used to reveal them. For the best visual experience, click on the “Full Screen” button.

Visitors to the Sanctuary owe a debt of thanks to Boy Scout Wade Allsup and Troop 44 of Redlands. For his Eagle Scout project, Wade organized a team of scouts to put up trail signs and clear overgrown sections of the path. Their work was instrumental towards having the preserve opened to the public. More information on the project can be found at the following link:

http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/news/ci_20683259/eagle-scout-project-san-timoteo-nature-sanctuary?source=rss

Additional information on the sanctuary,  the Redlands Conservancy, and San Timoteo canyon can be found through the links below:

http://www.redlandsconservancy.org/san_timoteo_nature_sanctuary.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Timoteo_Canyon

 

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The panorama window at the top of this page presents the first panorama in the sequence and allows you to start the hike at the beginning. The window below shows the last panorama in the collection and lets you hike back from the ending point:

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