Tag Archives: Sonoma County

Modini Mayacamas Preserves wildflower exploration – part 2

This post is a continuation of my previous post about a recent visit to the Modini Mayacamas Preserves in Sonoma County, for the purpose of exploring for wildflowers.  It was a docent-led visit, and we saw so many wildflowers that … Continue reading

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Modini Mayacamas Preserves wildflower exploration – part 1

Recently I learned of the existence of an open space preserve in Sonoma County that is open to the public via docent-led hikes and wildflower walks, and I signed up for a wildflower walk.  The preserve is called the Modini … Continue reading

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East Slope Sonoma Mountain Ridge Trail

The dedication of a new segment of Bay Area Ridge Trail is typically celebrated with a dedication ceremony, ribbon cutting, and official first outings. Recently a new segment was dedicated in Jack London State Historic Park, in the Valley of … Continue reading

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McNear Park to Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park

This was the second part of a 2-part Bay Area Ridge Trail hike in the Petaluma area.  The first part was in Helen Putnam Regional Park, and the second part started a little over a half mile away at McNear … Continue reading

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Helen G Putnam Regional Park

This Bay Area Ridge Trail hike took me to Helen G Putnam Regional Park, a small gem of a park located outside Petaluma, on a cool winter morning.  At 216 acres, the park is only 1/3 of a square mile, … Continue reading

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Jack London State Historic Park

This hike in Jack London State Historic Park was on a segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail in the Valley of the Moon area in Sonoma County.  The park is just south of Glen Ellen, a small town on Arnold Road, … Continue reading

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Hood Mountain Regional Park

I hadn’t hiked a Bay Area Ridge Trail segment in Sonoma County since last September, and I was looking forward to returning to the area known as the Valley of the Moon for a new (for me) hike.  I had … Continue reading

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