June 30, 2013 12:00 AM

Island hopping: With nature restored, Channel Islands dazzle

A day trip to any of the five islands making up Channel Islands National Park not only gives visitors a greater appreciation of the delicate biogeography at work and how nonnative flora and fauna have been systematically removed and endemic plants and animals reintroduced, but also serves as an escape for weary souls whose blood pressure hits 201 when driving on the 101.

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