Year End in Review Part I

Since I never got to sharing many of our walks and probably won’t get around to it now – I thought, I could show you my best pictures. You can find more trail details on my site or on the famous Google. In February, we walked to the north end of the trail along theContinue reading “Year End in Review Part I”


Spring at Healdsburg Ridge

Spring 2017 Update: Dogs on leash now allowed on trails. Beware ticks and poison oak. Not too late for spring flowers this year. (See June 2013 post below. Other posts: Dream  April 2013, Heights April 2010. The meadow up on Serpentine Trail is so amazing, I just have to try my best to climb theContinue reading “Spring at Healdsburg Ridge”

Dog Parks in Santa Rosa, etc

This post was originally published in 2010. I’ve updated and added more dog parks both new parks and new to me. A separate post discusses more parks in the Petaluma area. We have adopted a dog (mostly poodle) since this post went out. He walks on leash with us in many places. At dog parks, if thereContinue reading “Dog Parks in Santa Rosa, etc”

Sunday’s Revisit: Walking into History at Fort Ross

This post is from two years ago – must be time to go again. If you’re going,check the links below for when the park is open to the public as there are seasonal and daily variations. Also park may be open but not the visitor center or the Call House. Having scanned all the familyContinue reading “Sunday’s Revisit: Walking into History at Fort Ross”

Walking Cloverdale River Park

This post was from February 2013 with a few 2010 pictures added. We’ve visited Cloverdale many times  and it’s great for winter with its wide paved path. Going uphill to the cemetery will possibly be more soggy right now. Don’t forget it for the wildflowers in later in February and March. Cloverdale River Park followsContinue reading “Walking Cloverdale River Park”

Riverfront Park in Windsor

This original post was in March of 2010. We have visited many times since then and written many more posts. What a great place. There’s still trouble with the trail where the dam doesn’t quite keep out the Russian River in winter floods. The trees and bushes are bigger so that some of the benchesContinue reading “Riverfront Park in Windsor”

Don’t Shy Away from Shiloh

The last time we walked at Shiloh Ranch Regional Park was before we started the blog (celebrating our 6th year soon). It’s a bit too hilly for us and dogs are only allowed in the picnic area. But that was just what we needed in Windsor on a gorgeous day and this picnic area had justContinue reading “Don’t Shy Away from Shiloh”

Why Riverfront? Waters High and Muddy

I have wondered and MIke recently asked how Riverfront Regional Park got its name. The Russian River used to run through the area but now lakes are left behind and the river flows by and is not easily seen from the park. So, here’s a question for you – why Riverfront? We don’t usually goContinue reading “Why Riverfront? Waters High and Muddy”

What You Missed at Cloverdale:

Sorry the trip to Cloverdale last Saturday was too far to go for a short walk. But here’s what you missed. It turned out the wildflowers and trees were amazing. Setting Cloverdale River Park is 72 acres along the Russian River. Much of the riverbed is now dry. Mountains across the river to the east.Continue reading “What You Missed at Cloverdale:”

Walking to the Heceta Head (Calendar-Icon) Lighthouse

Last year we zipped down the coast of Washington and Oregon, hardly having time to look. This year we decided to spend two days in Florence, a small town on the Siuslaw River at the ocean. North of town (13 mi.) is a gem of a lighthouse, that the fog prevented us from seeing inContinue reading “Walking to the Heceta Head (Calendar-Icon) Lighthouse”