Below the ridgeline

Looking back through my images of┬áthe hiking trails in The Sea Ranch always makes me feel better about things. We spent a week there in late September this year, and if there’s anything I enjoy as much as being near the ocean, it has to be wandering through the redwoods and other trees of Northern California’s coast range.

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Along the Bobcat Trail

One of the very best parts about our recent stay at The Sea Ranch cabin was the private network of trails winding through the neighborhood. Houses are constructed to blend in with the natural environment, with plenty of undeveloped buffer zones; so it was possible to wander among the redwood trees and barely notice any structures. I also never ran […]

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Schweitzer Grove

As I sit at my computer this morning, watching and listening to the rain coming down in bucketfuls, punctuated by occasional thunder and lightning, I’m extremely relieved that I chose yesterday for my outing to Schweitzer Grove Nature Area instead of today! I had been scheduled for a visit with my Facebook photography group last Saturday, but since that was […]

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Lake is calling

My plans to head back out to Folsom Lake during our somewhat warmer weather keep getting postponed for one reason or another. Last week the Big Guy was talking about returning to Sterling Pointe — but we both decided we weren’t quite ready to tackle that big climb back up to the parking lot and needed to get into better […]

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Keesbury Bay

We found this beautiful and secluded spot along the Mendocino coast completely by accident. There are almost too many parks and trailheads to choose from as you travel north of Albion on Highway 1 — Jug Handle State Natural Reserve, Point Cabrillo Lighthouse Museum, Russian Gulch State Park, and Mendocino Headlands State Park, to name just a few. With only […]

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Along the Canopy Trail

Muir Woods National Monument is such an amazing and beautiful place, it’s simply impossible to take it all in during a single visit. I finally had a chance to go there on a day trip last September; but despite shooting lots of photos, it still feels like a dream to me now! I’m not sure when I’ll make it back, […]

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