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A blog about Bay Area hiking…. mostly

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 the air are invigorating too. I haven’t hiked yet in England or Ireland but I do plan to someday, and I picture those places as being fog-shrouded moors and hillsides.… Read More »

The Tule Elk is found only in CA – and only in three places in CA

Tomales Point, Point Reyes Beach OK. Headed back out after more out-of-town trips. Too many time zones, too few hours of sleep. Anyway, hike was set for today out at Point Reyes along the coast and then headed over to a beach for a bonfire/cookout/potluck dinner. I was told we may even see some whales off the coast. Didn’t see whales but saw lots of Tule Elk (elks?), which were new to me. Turns out that it is a tule… Read More »