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Fog and wildflowers and Pomo Canyon

It gets overlooked by Point Reyes, but a terrific coastal-view hike right here in our backyard is the trek up and down into Pomo Canyon. Having not been out there in a while, I took advantage of a brilliantly sunny and warm day to head to the beach. Park at [...]

By | April 26th, 2014|0 Comments

Another local (wildflowers) hike

See below from the good folks who run the Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen: ________________ Audubon Canyon Ranch (ACR), a leader in conservation science, habitat protection and restoration, and nature education, announced its Backyard Naturalist Program on Wildflowers will take place on Saturday, March 29, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to [...]

By | March 20th, 2014|0 Comments

Wildflowers at Pepperwood Preserve

Photo provided by Pepperwood Preserve (Tom Greco) 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 [...]

By | March 17th, 2014|0 Comments

Spring wildflower hikes around Sonoma County

Hikers enjoy a a full bloom spring in a field of lupin (lupine) at the 162-acre Van Hoosear Wildflower Preserve at the base of Sonoma Mountain in Sonoma. (Press Democrat file)   From the Sonoma County Regional Parks, it's time for one of their spring traditions - wildflower [...]

By | March 10th, 2014|0 Comments

Willow Creek to Pomo Canyon to Shell Beach

[imagebrowser id=82] After approximately 200 hikes in the past four years, I get very excited at the prospect of a new one, especially one right here in Sonoma County. Sometimes a new hike can be a combination of some well-known hikes stitched together a different way, or can include a [...]

By | April 29th, 2013|0 Comments

Wildflower Walks in Regional Parks Begin March 23

Passing this along from the Sonoma County Regional Parks: "Each spring, Regional Park volunteers lead a series of free wildflower walks in parks throughout Sonoma County. The first walk of 2013 is scheduled for March 23 at Sonoma Valley Regional Park in Glen Ellen, with additional hikes planned [...]

By | March 14th, 2013|1 Comment

Update: Saturday’s wildflower hike canceled

Wildflowers abound this time of year, and so do free, guided hikes by area groups that are aimed at identifying and exploring cool wildflowers. Below is information from the Sonoma County Regional Parks and from the Sonoma Land Trust, each of which is sponsoring a series of walks [...]

By | March 23rd, 2012|1 Comment

Wildflowers and water at Sears Point

If you were to start hiking on the north side of Sonoma Mountain in Santa Rosa and keep heading south, you would eventually hit San Pablo Bay. It would take awhile and you would have to go through a patchwork of public and private lands, but that’s an impressive greenway [...]

By | April 20th, 2011|2 Comments

Wildflower hikes at Cache Creek

News on some upcoming springtime hikes that should be colorful. Here's the scoop from the hike organizers:

By | March 8th, 2011|0 Comments

Indian paintbrush in the Palisades

Bright colors, bright stories and knee-testing rocks. A pre-Easter jaunt....

By | April 4th, 2010|2 Comments