Whether or not to hike alone

Reading how a 13-year-old shouted away a nearby mountain lion at a regional park in Glen Ellen this week reminded me yet again why hiking alone is not always the smartest choice. Another reminder came a couple of weeks ago when I was about to pull into a trailhead in [...]

By | April 22nd, 2014|3 Comments

Zig-zagging on Mount Tam

[imagebrowser id=73] It's hard to miss Mount Tam on any hike in the North Bay. Even if you're not on it, it's one of the better landmarks to spot in the distance. "Oh look, isn't that Mount Tam?" is pretty much a line I've heard on any scenic hilly hike [...]

By | October 17th, 2012|0 Comments

Steep Ravine from and to Stinson Beach

[imagebrowser id=67] Now is a great time to do that trail trifecta that starts and ends at Stinson Beach. Judging from the crowds on two of the trails, you - or someone you know - has likely done it. Of course I'm referring to the loop of Steep Ravine, Dipsea [...]

By | April 16th, 2012|0 Comments

Mount Tam in a hurry

Fast-paced means fast-paced. Hiking up the mountain with a purpose - or at least it felt that way.

By | September 15th, 2010|0 Comments

Heading upstream at Cataract Falls

Like the mailman, I was going to be outside this weekend, no matter the elements. After surviving a dental emergency last week along with some pressing work issues, my head was in need of fresh air by the time

By | January 18th, 2010|0 Comments