Walked along the Beach on a record heat day. Found you could walk on the beach from Baker Beach all the way to Fort Point if you didn\'t let the naked gay men and their activity bother you.
Standard Tour of Ano Nuevo Elephant Seal Preserve. We were about a week too late to really see the mating season. Also, the docent said that the seals are much more active when it's cold and raining.
This trip occurred on two days. The beginning is just the water run before dinner to pump water out below the nearby falls. The next day was the real hike out of Big Basin to the Pacific Ocean, though we didn't touch the beach. Mostly this was the Berry Creek Trail and the multiple waterfalls on it.
Backpacking from Jay Camp to Sunset Camp in Big Basin State Park, CA. Started on the Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail but it was closed so be backtracked to the Sunset Trail.The track picked up some bogus data about 4.5 miles in. The triangle is spurious.
After almost two weeks of intense heat, humidity and bush fires, finally some very welcome cooler weather..... Unfortunately with low clouds and a howling South Easter, the views were non-existent.
After finding Disas in Skeleton Gorge last week, we had to go looking again in one of the best places to find them - Myburgh's Waterfall Ravine. The harvest was abundant!!! More pictures from last year at http://gallery.me.
Set out to map the Lobos Creek Valley Trail but it was closed after the sand dunes due to Habitat Restoration. Used a "social trail" up to Letterman Hospital and back down to the GGNRA Maintenance Complex.
Go to Pershing and Mountain Bike down the Social Trail. Looks like a great ride except for the occasional fallen tree.
It's that time of year and the search is on for those elusive orchids that only flower for about five weeks a year. So you can imagine the surprise and delight to find a clump of them close to the path near the top of Skeleton gorge!! From there it was to the dams and then back to Kirstenbosch gardens via Nursery ravine.
One of my all time favourites! This hike has everything. Spectacular Atlantic views, underground Yellowwood forests and rock formations that stimulate the imagination.
An excellent climb to the middle table for those who are tired of Platteklip gorge and the crowds that zig zag their way to the top that way. Also great in hot weather because it is in the shade for much of the morning.....