Walking Sonoma Mountain…almost

I wasn’t thinking I could walk the entire trail. Mike considered walking over to Jack London. As the day went we walked 1.735 mile out and then returned. More importantly, I fell in love with Sonoma County all over again. What a beautiful spot. But, I’m ahead of myself. The trail starts at the edgeContinue reading “Walking Sonoma Mountain…almost”


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 VisitorContinue reading “Another Spring Walk at Garland Ranch”

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 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 andContinue reading “Walking Hunter Creek Trail”

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 learnedContinue reading “Foothill Walk Uphill”

Not a Flat Walk at Taylor Mountain

The name is a giveaway –  that Taylor Mountain would not be a flat walk. But I was game to give it a try. It helps that the parking lot is part of the way uphill and if you can only get that far you can still have a hillside picnic. This is a newContinue reading “Not a Flat Walk at Taylor Mountain”

Where is Your First Day Hike (Walk)?

Where will you walk the first day of the year? I have a few suggestions. Kortum Trail – in winter the land is raw, the ocean powerful and the air clear We went to Kortum Trail yesterday starting at Shell Beach. It was a bit soggy, so waterproof boots are in order. Those foreground puddlesContinue reading “Where is Your First Day Hike (Walk)?”