Category: Hiking

Thanksgiving Weeked 2008

After a big day of eating turkey and hanging out with the family, it’s time to flex your arms and legs and work off the second helping of stuffing!  Head out to Point Reyes. Here are some great things to do: See if the fish are spawning; check for updates and tours at SPAWN (Salmon…



Audubon Canyon Ranch Is Open For Egrets and Huron Watching

As readers of this blog know, I enjoy visiting Audubon Canyon Ranch (see previous post). Well, the ranch is open for visitors until mid-summer. Here’s what they say: Bring a picnic and hike the 8 miles of trails. Donations appreciated. Open weekends and holidays: 10 am – 4 pm Tuesday through Friday by appointment only…



A Walk Down West Marin

Gregory Dicum and his wife took three days hiking from Olema to San Francisco, taking in the wonderful landscape and staying / eating in some of West Marin’s classic joints. Their trip took them on the Bolinas Ridge and the Coastal Trail to Stinson. Then up the Dipsea Trail to Mt Tam and back down…



Tule Elk Rutting Season

facing off by artolog Every season, there is something unqiue to do at Point Reyes.  In the early fall, it is the tule elk rutting (mating) season.  The rutting, best seen along Pierce Point Road and out on Tomales Point, can be a terrific sight as males bugle (a high-pitched cry from the males) and battle each…



Getting FAR FAR Away (Marin Lost Coast)…

Only on the busiest beaches on the busiest holidays on gorgeous days does Point Reyes feel crowded. But if you really want to get away from it all and explore the unspoiled coasts of Point Reyes, you will have to read the article and terrific audio slideshow from the Marin Independent Journal. Rick Polito of…



Lovely Trip to Audubon Canyon Ranch

Twice already this year, we have taken trips to Audubon Canyon Ranch. In the mix were boys between the ages of 6 and 8. During the spring and summer seasons, the highlight is watching the snowy egrets and great blue herons nest high up in the trees. Photo by Michael Harrold The birds are a…