Monthly Archives: February 2015

Sandhill crane viewings near Lodi, California

This post covers several visits to the area near the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve, also known as the Isenberg Sandhill Crane Reserve, a sandhill crane viewing area near Lodi, California. These magnificent birds, and others, overwinter in this area. There are … Continue reading

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Ohlone Wilderness Trail part 1: Stanford Ave to SF Water District land

This hike was the first stage in a new adventure: hiking the Ohlone Wilderness Trail, a regional trail connecting Mission Peak Regional Preserve, Sunol Regional Wilderness, Ohlone Regional Wilderness, and Del Valle Regional Park. All of these parks are in … Continue reading

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Wildflowers along Stevens Trail

On my recent hike on Stevens Trail, in the Sierra foothills near Colfax, I was astonished at how many wildflowers were already in bloom in the first week of February. There was such a variety that I decided to prepare … Continue reading

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Stevens Trail

Doing this hike with a couple of hiking buddies was a bit of a winter-time impromptu outing. The trail selected was the Stevens Trail, a Bureau of Land Management trail just outside of Colfax, along I-80 between Auburn and Truckee. … Continue reading

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