Photos from 27 July 2008 at Carmel River State Beach, California
01 September, 2008:
On a sunny and uncharacteristically warm Labor Day, Sarah & I decided to brave the hordes and go hiking from Muir Beach. As expected for 11am on a beautiful holiday, traffic was very slow getting from 101 through Mill Valley, but we eventually pulled into the lot at Muir Beach. Full, drat. We found parking at the end of Muir Woods Rd., which added about a half mile of highway-side walking to our excursion, but so it goes.
We passed the Pelican Inn, walked a short ways down the Muir Beach road, then turned left onto the Coastal Trail. The beach was full of families enjoying the weather, and we could hear the sounds of frolicking through the stand of trees separating the trail from the beach itself.
Showing through Sept. 28 at the De Young Museum, San Francisco. I HIGHLY recommend checking it out if you’re in the area!
Photos from19 July 2008:
Northern Rough-winged Swallow juv? not sure…
Photos from 22 June 08 at Sagehen Creek, Tahoe National Forest, California:
Yellow Salsify / Tragopogon dubius
Bay to Breakers “race,” 18 May 2008:
May 02, 2008:
Our neighbors Dave & Gwen, Sarah and I camped at Portola Redwoods State Park for a short weekend getaway, and I was very happy to reintroduce myself to this park, which I camped at often as a child.
Upper Escape Road
After setting up camp we went for a short walk to explore the immediate area around the campground.