Saturday, October 22, 2016

Redwood Regional Park - East Ridge and Stream Trails, Oakland, California

East Ridge Trail (direct sunlight) to Canyon Trail and return on Stream Trail (shaded by canopy) - 7.6m
  • Offers amazing opportunity to see clusters of ladybugs (see East Bay Times story)
    • The most predictable location to see ladybugs in great numbers is around the junction of the Prince and Stream trails.  The Stream Trail clusters are between Prince Road and Tres Sendes, and another dramatic gathering is midway on the French Trail between Tres Sendes and West Ridge Trail.
  • Overshot Canyon Trail cutover which added about ¾ mile to mapped route

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Marin Municipal Water District: Rock Springs to Mt. Tam West Peak Loop

5.6 mile loop - Constantly varying grade up and down looping around upper parts of Mount Tam without venturing too low in elevation near the reservoirs.  Northernmost branch of hike on High Marsh and Kent Trails (north of Potrero Meadow) is strenuous down out and up back, and could easily be cut out by using Laurel Dell Road without venturing north of Potrero Meadow.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Heron's Head Park, San Francisco, California

This is one of our regular spots since we live in the neighborhood, it's also a popular bird watching spot and one of San Francisco's only remaining natural wetlands.  Great views of the bay, and an aerial view of the park looks like a heron's head!