Dogbone Meadow to the Big Tree

There are actually several big trees, redwoods in fact, along the Big Trees trail. It's part of the impressive, and incredibly underrated, ridge lines that go behind and through Novato's western neighborhoods. But there is a big tree too, right at the top as you head up into Indian Tree [...]

By | February 1st, 2012|0 Comments

Coastal redwoods in Oakland

Just east of Oakland, the hills rise up over the East Bay and along those hills are a string of regional parks, many of which link up into something called the East Bay Skyline Trail. I have to admit that I had never heard of this trail, but that's insignificant. [...]

By | August 15th, 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

Exploring the Riddell nature preserve

Following the heels of the recent good news about trails at the Montini Ranch property and the transfer into public hands of Mount Konocti comes this nugget. The Riddell nature preserve, about 400 acres of land west of Healdsburg, will now get online pharmacy On a put poor to gsm [...]

By | November 18th, 2009|1 Comment

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