July 5, 2010:
The day after the 4th of July at the cabin, we decided to go for our annual wildflower walk at the Bradley Grove in nearby Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Unlike the two other grove hikes in the park, this one does not have any Giant Sequoias, but rather is a grove dedicated to a patron of the park, and is second-growth mixed pine and such.
4 July 2010:
Sarah & I spent the 4th of July at our cabin in the Sierras, and since Sarah had a bit of a cold, we decided to take a long drive, rather than hike.
The family cabin
Sarah & I spent Memorial Day with her cousin and his lovely family near the little town of Willits in Northern California, and I was surprised to see a great many wildflowers still in bloom as we walked around their property.
Sunday, 10 January 2010:
A week late for our traditional New Years Day hike, Sarah, Elica & I hiked Hill 88 on this blustery, chilly (by west coast standards), foggy winter’s day.
Sunday, 28 June 2009:
Given that this hike was nearly 3 months ago, I will let the photos tell the story of a lovely little walk Sarah & I did with our friend Linda. We were happy to see a fairly large number of late-season wildflowers blooming among the dry grasses covering the hillsides.
Tuesday, 28 April, 2009 (continued from here):
We briefly visited the Cottonwood Visitor’s Center, which unsurprisingly had much the same information as the other two park entrance stations, then drove a few more miles to the Cottonwood Oasis, the trailhead for the Mastodon Loop we were going to hike. After talking for a few with a couple from Los Angeles, we hit the trail at 12:25.
Monday, 27 April 2009 (Continued from here):
We were a bit peckish after our pretty drive on Geology Tour Road, and Split Rock looked to have a picnic/day-use area, so we headed there. At road’s end is the namesake rock, true to its name with a big split down its center. We settled into some yummy sandwiches and chips and beer, then decided to walk the short trail indicated on our map.