Walking at Goat Rock

Goat Rock and the rest of Kortum Trail. Just south of the Russian River and the town of Jenner, CA is access to Goat Rock part of the Sonoma Coast State Park. The beach, with soft sand and a steep slope, does not make for ideal walking. But it is worth a visit. Last week…

Walking the Kortum Trail in Winter

Kortum Trail is one great place to walk clifftop along the Sonoma coast. Round trip, it’s eight miles from Goat Rock to Wright’s Beach. I like to pick it up at Shell Beach and walk a shorter piece. In winter, this part of the Sonoma coast is a study in grasses. I like the rawness…

Where is Your First Day Hike (Walk)?

Where will you walk the first day of the year? I have a few suggestions. Kortum Trail – in winter the land is raw, the ocean powerful and the air clear We went to Kortum Trail yesterday starting at Shell Beach. It was a bit soggy, so waterproof boots are in order. Those foreground puddles…

Introduction to Walking – Three Years Later

So, going forth, I’ll have a fifth. How did I get to that sentence? First, a suggestion to rewrite my first post. Second, a notice of my third anniversary on WordPress. And then the ordinal numbers and puns poured out. My first post was an Introduction to Walking. After three years of blogging many of…

Kortum Trail Update

We visited the coast a couple of weeks ago – to check on the wildflowers. The buttercups were out and a few other strays, like this mallow. Seeing the early bloom, we moved the coastal walk from May to April. Please join us April 21st above Wright’s Beach. More info below. The trail south from…