Tag Archives: National Parks

Springtime on Mt. Tam & Muir Woods

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May 23, 2016 Although the much anticipated El Niño that we’d heard about since last summer didn’t quite live up to the historic and lofty expectations, it was still a decent year for rain and snowpack. Because of this it’s … Continue reading

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Yosemite and the Sierra Foothills

March 25, 2016 I’m pretty sure I speak for many of my fellow naturalists and outdoorspeople when I say that while this season’s (yes, it is ongoing) rainfall and snowpack have been good, the much hyped and ballyhooed El Niño … 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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John Muir Trail – 25 Days of Flowers & Fungus

August 21, 2015  I’ve made it back from my John Muir Trail adventure and overjoyed to report that I made it the entire 220 miles from Yosemite Valley to the top of Mt. Whitney without serious physical or mental injury … 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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Autumn in Paradise (aka Northern California)

November 16, 2013 Just a quick post of recent Mt. Tam images. November hiking in the area is one of the times of year that remind me more than ever why I love the Bay Area. While others back east … Continue reading

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Singing the Flatland Blues – Sierra Nevada Withdrawals

September 3, 2013 Just last week I banged my head on a big piece of irony. Don’t know why it didn’t occur to me before, but I was bemused by the fact that for as much as I love the … Continue reading

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