Another Spring Walk at Garland Ranch

Last year we were a little earlier for the spring wildflowers and then the flowers are a little earlier this year – and yet we had another beautiful walk in Garland Ranch- Monterrey County. I can’t resist this kind of entrance to a park. There is a year-round entrance downstream. We went past the Visitor…

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 go…

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.…

Walking Hunter Creek Trail

I had seen the trailhead from visits to Friedman’s Home Improvement, but didn’t put it high on my walk list. Undoubtedly, it was flat. I almost got a speeding ticket test driving a car on the nearby straight and flat Mountain View Ave. I assumed it was open and hot, requiring the correct season and…

Foothill Walk Uphill

Sonoma County Regional Parks have been hosting Wildflower Walks this spring. I managed to join one last weekend at Foothill Regional Park. For a small park, there’s plenty of hills – the reason I don’t often walk here. But I managed to make the loop around the park – happy with the information I learned…

Things to Do – Spring Has Come

Do you need some things to do this gorgeous spring? Not that you haven’t been already. Senior Walkabouters I’ve been walking with this group along Santa Rosa Creek for about a year. Recently, I’ve been exploring other places with them. They go so many places and almost every day. There are weekly walks and solos…

Walking at Doran Beach & Birdwalk

Lately, we’ve been to Doran Beach a couple of times. Even with the newly paved road along the beach, we like to visit via the Birdwalk at Cheney Creek. Still part of Doran Beach Regional Park, it allows access through the wetland and can be a great birdviewing spot. Since I’ve been practicing with my…