Category Archives: .CA

CITINERARY: Sea Ranch

Summer ending in fires… many fires… sunset on the go… starry cool night… Blue Sky Saturday tunnel hike… turkeys in the forest… blue ocean views… calm meadow time Meadow hike… beautiful ocean views… clean air… uphill surprise… airstrip history Blackberries… … Continue reading

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ITINERARY: Sea Ranch

0. [9/4]Fri: Bay Area to Sea Ranch – BLUE SKY Hoping for no fires & no traffic… 1. [9/5]Sat: Hiking Day – If it’s Thursday, I’m probably hiking. GEOLOGIC TRIPS: San Andreas Interpretative Trail . pdf San Andreas Fault Interpretive … Continue reading

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PLANT ITINERARIES: West Tahoe

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4. TAHOE2020: Heavenly Bliss

From the trip wishlist… and a wonderful white winter memory… a relaxing Ed Z’Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park day… heavenly bliss! Hard to put an end to a lovely day by the lake of so many shades of blue… … Continue reading

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3. TAHOE.2020: High Five Lakes

Steep trek up… not too long… not too hot… not too crowded… just beautiful lakes and meadows… sunny with a chance of thunders… to give us the time to discover all the five likes. Happy descent… to Incline Village… farmers … Continue reading

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2.TAHOE.2020: West Shore

Little creek… big surprise… Ward Creek… childhood memories and wildflowers… a place to remember and return to. Afternoon West shore ride… from the spectacular Emerald Bay… past D.L. Bliss SP… to Eagle Rock… yay!

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0. TAHOE.July2020

Late start… hot weather… hog fire… no time left for Donner Summit… just a bit of detour on Old Highway 40 to avoid some traffic… keeping the 20 Miles Museum on the travelwishlist! A late afternoon walk in the neighborhood… … Continue reading

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ITINERARY: WEST TAHOE 2020

0. Mon 07.20 20 Mile Museum – Donner Summit Historical Society . 20MileBrochureScrolling Donner Summit Historical Society’s 20 Mile Museum highlights the history and beauty of the Summit. Interpretive signs have been placed mostly along Old Highway 40 and nearby … Continue reading

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CALIFORNIA: Native Plant Week

If it’s April… it’s California Native Plant Week… blooming showers… Lewisia ‘Rainbow’… Orange Poppy… Yellow Canyon… Green Moonshine… Blue Eyes… Indigo Iris… and Violet Verbena. The word iris is Greek for rainbow, a description that fits Pacific Coast iris beautifully.

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SPRING SKI: Olympic Valley

Olympics 60 anniversary… reflection… and etymological research… learning something new every day… Nice first stay at Granlibakken… yummy dinner at Thai Kitchen at their new location at 877 N. Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City… surprising good snow… after a drought … Continue reading

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