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 birdContinue reading “Bay Trail Walk at Old Air Base”

Presidio Walk, Not so Flat

Last week we tried some other parts of the San Francisco Presidio that are not so flat. (Previous walk on the flat part of the Presidio.) If we had stayed around Main Post, near the Visitor’s Center and the Officers’ Club, we might have managed. Down the parade grounds, in the picture below,  is San FranciscoContinue reading “Presidio Walk, Not so Flat”

Wetland in the Making – Sears Point

In October, the dike at Sears Point was breached to the waters of the San Pablo Bay. On December 5, Sonoma Land Trust had another “open house” to see how the wetland restoration was going. We crossed the track (general opening to the public is waiting a proper railroad crossing) and climbed the dike. This gaveContinue reading “Wetland in the Making – Sears Point”

Sunday’s Revisit: No Racing at this Sears Point

Since this area is being breached today – as the next step in restoration to tidal wetland – I thought I’d share this post again. Sonoma Land Trust is holding a ceremony (pre-registration required) as the dyke is opened. It will take 24 hrs for the water to fill in the former farm. Trails will not beContinue reading “Sunday’s Revisit: No Racing at this Sears Point”

No Racing at this Sears Point

Only the jackrabbit raced away from all the people and dogs tromping his grounds – on Martin Luther King Day. The rest of us sauntered, birdwatched and met up with friends. Landpaths offered a one-day visit to Sears Point Ranch south of the intersection of Hwy 37 and Lakeville Hwy. This area – 1000 acresContinue reading “No Racing at this Sears Point”

Bay Trail & Napa River Walk

Last week we walked a new trail around a landfill in American Canyon. Sounds perfect, right? Well, it was beautiful to be along the Napa River and have views of Sonoma Mountain, Mt Tamalpais and Mt. Diablo. The trail was new segment of the Bay Trail – that will someday go all around San FranciscoContinue reading “Bay Trail & Napa River Walk”

Walking Along the Bay in Tiburon

One of the great things about California, if you can’t walk one place, there’s another great place nearby. Our intention was to take the ferry to Angel Island. But this seems to be a doomed trip. Parking near the ferry is a problem and then we spotted two busloads of kids getting off the busContinue reading “Walking Along the Bay in Tiburon”

Walking Pt Pinole Past to Present

Once upon a time, Mike and I lived in the East Bay. One of our first walks together was at Pt Pinole. At the time it was a new park on forgotten land jutting into San Pablo Bay. I remember it for squeaky eucalyptus trees. That trail is now closed due to falling limbs.

Walking Between 2 Freeways and a Bay

What’s that? How do I get there? When? These are the questions I ask myself when I see a flat place to walk. No place have I asked myself more often about than the spot I see when hurtling down Hwy 101 to San Francisco crossing Richardson Bay. Oh, the taunt of a tidal marshContinue reading “Walking Between 2 Freeways and a Bay”

Walking at Pt Isabel and more Bay Trail

We went off to visit UC Berkeley Art Museum and thought we’d take a walk first. Having lived in Richmond, we’d choose one of our early places  to walk together. Of course, we had different pictures in our heads. Where that was that park? What exit off Hwy 580? We turned off at Bayview Ave.Continue reading “Walking at Pt Isabel and more Bay Trail”