Santa Rosa to Brush Creek Walking Connection

Some of you know that the Santa Rosa and Brush Creeks meet at the Flat Rocks. This is reputed to be the birthplace of Santa Rosa. The City of Santa Rosa just completed a wide path from Mission Blvd to the trail along Brush Creek. This picture is taken near Streamside Place off of HwyContinue reading “Santa Rosa to Brush Creek Walking Connection”

Where’s your First Day Walk?

I haven’t decided yet where I’ll be. But I know several groups are working Bodega Head and the Kortum Trail. Both excellent choices. Following are some other choices. Click headings to find more information: ______________________ Walks all over the Bay Area and Northern California New Year’s Day: Hikes, nature events in the Bay Area andContinue reading “Where’s your First Day Walk?”

Walking along the Willamette River

. Walk like a Duck (University of Oregon mascot) in Eugene On our road trip, we decided to explore new places in old stops. We have enjoyed walking around the main campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene. Among its attributes: architecturally interesting buildings, it’s flat, has pleasing lawns, trees and gardens and itContinue reading “Walking along the Willamette River”

Walking at Bodega Bay

Many of you know that I love to walk at the coast. The State of California improved some trails and created  new ones at Bodega Head and then closed them due to budget cuts. However, the need is high for trails both of beauty and safety. I am happy to share this article by VestaContinue reading “Walking at Bodega Bay”

A Walk at a Secret Garden

North of Jenner, CA along Highway 1 are several pullouts. In some places, there’s an overlook to the harbor seals sprawled on the beach near the mouth of the Russian River. (Sometimes, the mouth is closed.) In some places, there are closed access points to the State Parks. (Why? I don’t know, but makes meContinue reading “A Walk at a Secret Garden”

Walking in Moss Landing etc.

Moss Landing, CA on the Monterey Bay is an eclectic little town. Part fishing village, part research center (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and Moss Landing Marine Labs), part beach, part marina, part yummy restaurants and of course a few places to walk.

Dreams Do Come True – Walking Healdsburg Ridge

Several years ago, we walked up a steep slope to a beautiful meadow. The wildflowers were outstanding, but I didn’t have the guts for a return trip. The lovely people at LandPaths, City of Healdsburg, and Open Space District have put in perfect zigs and zags of switchbacks. Now I can visit more often. AllContinue reading “Dreams Do Come True – Walking Healdsburg Ridge”