Which national parks get the most visitors each year?

So the Golden Gate National Recreation Area was the most-visited part of the National Park Service last year. It attracted more than 14 million people. No idea how that number came about as whenever I hike there, I never check in, but maybe cars are counted and other measurements are [...]

By | March 24th, 2014|0 Comments

Fog on and off at Tomales Point in Point Reyes

[imagebrowser id=85] Why is hiking through fog so captivating? For me, I wonder what's ahead, even if it's a trail I've been on many times. I also know that as my elevation and terrain changes, I may literally rise into and out of the mist. The coolness and moisture in [...]

By | February 25th, 2014|0 Comments

Volunteer at Lake Sonoma, Point Reyes

[singlepic id=807 w=520 h=440 float=center]   With the 20th anniversary this year of National Public Lands Day, there are two local places this weekend to be part of the nation's largest one-day parks volunteer day. Lake Sonoma: Saturday, Sept. 28, Clean 50 miles of Lake Sonoma shoreline, clear trailheads of [...]

By | September 23rd, 2013|0 Comments

Arch Rock at Point Reyes

[imagebrowser id=47] Here comes the annual spate of trips to Point Reyes and elsewhere along the coast, following the plan of finding good hikes that are don't leave me dripping with sweat. I'll be back in my usual haunts and the challenging peaks of Mount Diablo and Calistoga in the [...]

By | May 20th, 2013|0 Comments

Spring hikes a-plenty

Yes, ignore the calendar, it's time for spring hikes. And around Wine Country, there are plenty of scenic opportunities to find a trail, even if you're not into the back-breaking 15-mile rugged ones (hey, they're not that bad!) and just want a pleasant diversion from wine tasting or other weekend [...]

By | February 13th, 2013|0 Comments

What’s your favorite Point Reyes hike?

For me, Point Reyes is the equivalent of my favorite neighborhood restaurant. It has the traditional standouts that I know will be satisfying, but if I talk to the chef a bit, or wander around on the menu, it's usually a happy outcome as well. I go there [...]

By | September 28th, 2011|0 Comments

An uncrowded beach hike

Starting a hike on a beach is a treat because it allows you to discard your shoes, wriggle your toes in the sand and even walk in the edge of the surf as it laps the shore. On a recent hike that started on Limantour Beach at Point Reyes, we [...]

By | May 4th, 2011|0 Comments

Full moon hike to Arch Rock

OK, while the moon was full, it was a cloudy night so my expectations for a moon-bathed hike were low. But then the clouds parted just enough and all was well.

By | April 18th, 2011|2 Comments

Trailhead.Blogs.Pressdemocrat.Com x Dress Head Fun Meets Fashion Lace Top

Trailhead.Blogs.Pressdemocrat.Com x Dress Head Fun Meets Fashion Lace Top - Cartoon Print / Off The Shoulder This trailhead.blogs.pressdemocrat.com x http://www.dresshead.com/c/lace-tops/ cartoon print, lace top screams creativity! The off the shoulder look flirts with fashion and the cartoon print screams fun. The bodice hugs your figure and the top is cropped [...]

By | March 18th, 2011|0 Comments

Alamere Falls and the beach

It was 70 and sunny and I was standing on the beach. Any hike that includes such a moment is a success in my book.

By | February 14th, 2011|1 Comment

Cows and oysters on the Estero Trail

As much as I’ve been exploring Point Reyes the last couple of years, it is always a treat to head out on a new path there. I’ve done several hikes that have touched on Drakes Bay, but never the Estero Trail.

By | August 30th, 2010|2 Comments

On and off the Sky Trail at Point Reyes

I suspect that I will never get tired of exploring the Point Reyes National Seashore. Each time I'm out on the coast on some trail there, I encounter people who have been hiking and wandering there for years and are still amazed at the views, the terrain, the wildlife and the sheer scope.

By | August 2nd, 2010|3 Comments