Robie Point Trail

It’s been about 30 years since I last hiked the Auburn end of the American River Canyon. There are so many trails shooting off in different directions, it’s easy to get disoriented if you’re not familiar with the area. Today we explored the Robie Point Fire Break trail, searching for river access and a good fishing spot for the Big […]

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Lands End Coastal Trail

San Francisco’s Coastal Trail at Lands End is popular with both tourists and locals for a very good reason — whether you’re out for a run or just strolling, the scenery is beautiful. There’s also plenty of history to be found. The western end of the trail used to be a trolley line connecting the Cliff House with downtown San […]

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This morning at the lake

Some serious repair work on the bluff has begun, in the rush to finish up before the bald eagles return to the area. Although they’ve previously removed the three large piles of rubble blocking the trail, today was the first time I saw a floating barrier — plus a ranger patrolling to keep kayaks from getting too close.

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Jenner sojourn

Normally on our coastal trips, we opt to stay in a mid-priced motel. But this time we decided to splurge a bit and try something different — we rented a house! Aside from a few minor issues (it took us a few tries to open the lockbox holding the key to the front door), the place was very cool, and […]

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Memory Monday slides redux, Week 18

Sequim Bay, Washington State — Our next stop on this northbound road trip is Sequim Bay State Park, located in the northeastern corner of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. This may have been only a brief visit, since I can find only two images, both night shots. Below, you can just make out the shiny 1957 Plymouth Belvedere and the darker outline […]

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