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A blog about Bay Area hiking…. mostly

Wildflowers at Pepperwood Preserve

More spring wildflower hiking news…. Information on the annual Wildflower Festival at the Pepperwood Preserve. Official details from the organizers: “Celebrate the beauty of Sonoma County’s native wildflowers and the majesty of the Mayacamas Mountains at Pepperwood’s 6th annual Wildflower Festival on Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 9am – 4pm. The festival is free and families are welcome. This year’s Wildflower Festival will include an array of activities for the whole family including self-guided hikes, interpretive hikes led by naturalists… Read More »

Spring wildflower hikes around Sonoma County

  From the Sonoma County Regional Parks, it’s time for one of their spring traditions – wildflower hikes. I’ve been on a few of these over the years, and they are terrific. The details: Discover the spring beauty of your Regional Parks by joining our wildflower walks on Saturdays from March 22-May 3. These walks are free and led by volunteer Phil Dean, a Master Gardner who will identify native plants, discuss the drought’s impact on this year’s flower displays,… Read More »

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 exploits. Here’s a good update from the PD’s informative Entertainment site on four different ones that are happening over the next few months, from Spring Lake to Point Reyes to the… Read More »