Congratulations to Stacey Harp, whose photo from Castle Rock State Park is February's photo of the month!

"Some of my mom-friends and I had arranged a weekend camping trip for the 4 of us and 11 kids to go to Portola Redwoods State Park, but the reservations were cancelled due to the drought,' Stacey shared, "We couldn't find another local campsite on short notice, so one of my friends offered to host a campout in her backyard that weekend. The kids had a grand time and we followed that with a hike at Castle Rock the next day. When it comes to hiking, there's nothing quite so fun for kids as scrambling around on rocks, so this was a perfect choice. I caught this shot of my daughter investigating the rock formations at the park while the other kids ran around. It really conveyed her sense of wonder at the spot that she'd found. This was easily the best camping trip we never took!"

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