A winter stroll provides a chance to get a sense of place where this vast wet wilderness meets the land.
Hetch Hetchy Valley was the little sister to the valley of Yosemite, a glacier carved gorge lined with vertical granite walls where multiple waterfalls roared.
Exploring ruins give me a sense of connection to those before me, of being a part of the stream of humanity. But I connect with ghosts.
It was a cool day with light cloud cover, good weather for a hike, so I decided to head out and see an old friend.
Pick a walk through a natural habitat and hike it once a month for a year. You’ll never have the same walk twice.
If you had to design a happy creature from scratch, chances are you’ll end up with something like a squirrel. Adorable, energetic, bushy tail, bouncy run.
Coyote brush is a tough, scrappy survivor, often overlooked and under appreciated.
Every forest is a graveyard.
Besides city views and apex predators, there is also show biz!
So far all the plants have survived with the exception of the island morning glory dug up by my co-gardener, Rocky the dog. Even the native grasses he ate grew back fine.