Year End in Review Part II

See Part I Year in Review. My best pictures continue— My broken leg meant we cancelled a trip to Oregon in July, but we kept a date with a trip to Nevada and southern Utah in September. First stop was Las Vegas where we enjoyed the rugged geology of the desert and an evening’s trip…

Walking Ukiah

Well, this trip was a while ago but intervening new knee, broken leg and election that all behaved badly – it’s taken time. For the lowdown on where I’ve been or not been this past year please see Not Walking. I’ll start with last fall’s trip to Ukiah, an hour north of Santa Rosa, CA.…

Bay Trail Walk at Old Air Base

We visited the old Hamilton Air Base in Novato last week (June 2016), this time after appreciating the updated observation post, we headed north. As part of the wetland restoration, the dike was breached in April 2014. Now water is everywhere. We saw a few birds. June and late morning is probably not the best bird…

Walking Above Glass Beach

On our way back from Oregon last week, we stopped in Ft Bragg for another visit. We walked from Pudding Creek and went as far as we could – about 4 miles round trip. The south and north trails are not yet connected. At Glass Beach we saw many abalone divers – looking like Ninja Turtles with…

Walking Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, Oregon

While there is a Mt. Pisgah near Eugene Oregon, with plenty of trails – we insisted on walking the arboretum at the base of the 1,531′ Mt Pisgah. (Visit Lane County Park site for information on hill trails.) We studied the flower pictures and then went to look for them in the 209 acre arboretum. The…