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The Wild, Wild Mushrooms of Mt. Tam

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December 5, 2016 Here in Northern California, after an extended drought that saw some short term relief with a decent rainy season last year, we’re understandably hesitant to become overly giddy about early rains in October and November. But at … Continue reading

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The Death Valley Superbloom – A Gallery of Flowers

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February 15, 2016 The vaunted Death Valley ‘super bloom’, as some of the rangers have described recently, was as bountiful as advertised. I drove from the Bay Area on Sunday & Monday (2/7 & 2/8) to camp in the valley … Continue reading

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A Reading from the Gospel of Stupidity 3:17 – A Yosemite Tale

June 30, 2014 Today marks the 150 – year anniversary of President Lincoln’s signing of the Yosemite Land Grant, which put Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove under federal protection. They didn’t use the term ‘National Park’ in those days, … Continue reading

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Turning the Page on a Season – Goodbye Spring, Hello Summer

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June 20, 2014 A fun, eventful and adventure-filled spring is about to end. With my John Muir Trail adventure coming up in about 40 days, summer promises to be even more of a thrill. Today I share a gallery of … Continue reading

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Aha! So THAT’s Why They’re the State Flower

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April 25, 2014 – Mt. Diablo State Park Warning! If you dislike poppies, you probably aren’t going to like this latest blog post. Granted, you’ll find a stray lupine or two, some sunflowers, a buttercup, a thistle and a really … Continue reading

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Coastal Beauty – Mendocino and Anderson Valley

April 4, 2014 For all the road trips I take, there are a lot of places that have been on my list to revisit. I hadn’t been to the Mendocino Headlands since 2000 (14 years) and hadn’t been in the … Continue reading

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Mountain Soul – my book of Mt. Tam & Muir Woods Images

December 5, 2013 Admittedly, I’m not very good at shameless self-promotion, but I’ll give it a try (insert sheepish emoticon). Ironically (or paradoxically) I also don’t believe in false humility. Over the past few years, from my many visits to … Continue reading

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