Start 2012 with a hike. Please.

For many people, New Year’s Day is time to start on a resolution, or embrace some superstition or tradition. Black-eyed peas, anyone? For me, it’s a chance to take a hike. After whatever occurred, or didn’t occur, the big night before, a brisk walk on the first day of the [...]

By | December 27th, 2011|0 Comments

Cool hike under the redwoods

It’s always cool under the redwoods. Remember that on those days when the temperature has soared to stratospheric levels. And a cool spot for a hike that will provide a bit of a workout and a chance to wander among the tall trees is Armstrong Woods State Reserve, located in [...]

By | July 2nd, 2011|0 Comments

Guest hike: The Grove of Old Trees

If you are in the mood for a beautiful short hike through some large redwoods, consider the Grove of Old Trees near Occidental. There are a few huge trees that have been hollowed out by fire.

By | September 3rd, 2010|0 Comments

From the gulf stream waters to the redwood forest


Armstrong Woods State Reserve For a New Englander like myself, where buldings from several centuries ago are still visible and often very much in use, California does have a certain youthful quality to it. Houses, businesses,

By | September 7th, 2009|2 Comments