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Total Escape is DanaMite's California creation. The independent travel source for the golden state and all the glorious back roads. 2018 marks my site w/ 22 years online!

Camping & outdoors are my passion. So much so, that I gave up my 3D animation career 2 decades ago to create my own web site on California, exploring the back roads. My lil Nikon Coolpix 950 camera kept me working hard for almost 12 years; In Summer 2011, after unsuccessfully searching for Compact Flash memory while traveling 'on the road', I just gave up on the old skool and bought a new NIKON Coolpix L120 in Susanville (of all places).

The last 2 decades I have been traveling, camping, hiking, off-roading & compiling a visual & informational database featuring mostly rural California. Vacation spots & weekend adventures. Best parks, small towns, lakes, forests, rivers, trails.... a hell-of-a-lotta dirt roads, plus some 4x4 routes. Photos of real places & real content about real California. Yes, you can drive on past the factory outlet malls and casinos.

Next weekend make it all outside!

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Thanks to all who have contributed! Many of my flickr contacts listed below have graciously allowed me to post their unique California photos on my awesome travel site, Total Escape. When cruising all the small towns A-Z, you will notice these.

If you have an awesome shot of California and would like to have it featured online with Total Escape - just lemme know via flickr mail.

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    Apple Crisp says:

    "Dana's beautiful photos take us all over the back roads of California and give us just a taste of her extensive explorations. She's got a great eye and a distinctive appreciation of the details that make travel such a rewarding experience. Her photos demonstrate her love of nature and the older, smaller towns that many never see. This is where her heart is and it shows.

    If you haven't visited her site, it's time! Total Escape is full of exciting ideas for traveling and exploring California.

    Thanks for your wonderful photos, Dana! And we hope to see you on your next trip north!"

    September 13th, 2009

Dana Mite
December 2006
Berry Creek, CA, USA
I am:
Female and Taken
camp diva & web geekett
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