Dry and dusty atop Bald Mountain

Since rain seems imminent here for the first time in a few years (or so they say...), I'm posting a blog about an extremely dry hike that highlighted the drought we're experiencing. Consider it a rain dance of sorts. The destination was the 2,729-feet-high summit of Bald Mountain, one of [...]

By | January 28th, 2014|0 Comments

Brunch and benefit hike at Sugarloaf

Haven't been to Sugarloaf Ridge State Park in a while? One of the area's best hiking groups - Bill & Dave Hikes - is leading a benefit hike and brunch to the top of Bald Mountain. It will be this Saturday morning, Jan. 26, and your reward for [...]

By | January 22nd, 2013|0 Comments

Trail to trail at Sugarloaf Ridge

It's nice to see the gates open again at Sugarloaf State Ridge State Park. They weren't closed long, but like other state parks, they battled the perception for the past year that they have either been closed, partially closed or just abandoned. Not quite the case, but in [...]

By | September 5th, 2012|0 Comments

Rare chance to get inside Sugarloaf

If you've tried to get into Sugarloaf Ridge State Park recently, you've noticed the difficulty. In addition to the park gates being closed, there are no-parking signs posted in places outside the park where people would often park. And even where there aren't signs posted, tickets are still [...]

By | February 8th, 2012|0 Comments

Mono Lake safe, Sugarloaf Ridge not

I've never been to Mono Lake, located just east of Yosemite, but I've heard the 1-million-year-old watering hole is gorgeous. It's also having an early Christmas as it just got removed from the state parks' closure list. How did they do it? More than 4,000 signatures to the governor's office [...]

By | December 2nd, 2011|1 Comment

Falling back into the hiking routine

It's been a busy few months for me (go figure!), so my regular http://cialisgeneric-treated.com/ rhapsodic schedule of long all-day hiking outings has been interrupted. But I've managed to do a bunch of short hikes recently, squeezing in a quickie here and there when time permits. Or even when [...]

By | November 9th, 2011|0 Comments

Back up to Gunsight Rock

The view from atop Gunsight Rock I'm not sure why the top of Hood Mountain is called Mount Hood, but it is close to Santa Rosa, offers terrific views, provides a challenging climb, and is where I headed recently for a hike. Specifically, I was headed to Gunsight [...]

By | September 16th, 2011|3 Comments

Grim news for state parks system

Here we go again. A year and half after avoiding the budget axe, it was announced today that a quarter of the state park system cialis generic is slated to be shut down starting this fall. The news shouldn't be surprising to anyone who has been living through [...]

By | May 13th, 2011|1 Comment

Raining on our parades

Of all the places I've lived, this one has the most interesting responses to rain. For many......

By | March 3rd, 2010|0 Comments

She cooks, she eats, she hikes?

BiteClub's blogger goes off-road and gets out of the kitchen and into the woods.

By | February 26th, 2010|4 Comments

Not your typical honeymoon

Not feeling well, out of money, and seeing his career prospects fading quickly, the newcomer to California needed a break. So he headed to Calistoga thinking the mountain air would rejuvenate him. Plus, it was his honeymoon so what better place to spend it than a Napa Valley excursion. Local [...]

By | November 12th, 2009|1 Comment

Thanksgiving, aliens and Jodie Foster

Of wild turkeys, big telescopes, and stunning views. Yet another day in paradise.....

By | October 19th, 2009|2 Comments