Hiking Trails and Trips

Wildflowers Photo
Wildflowers Photo
Robin Photo
Gray Squirrel Photo
Point Lobos - Interior Trails
by tclifton on Jun 22, 2010
Carmel Highlands, California, United States
Hiking | 4.7 miles
For this hike, I wanted to focus on the interior trails at Point Lobos and pick up a few places that I haven't covered so far. I define the interior trails as those that cut across the Reserve in contrast to the main trails that go around its perimiter. There are four main interior trails at Point Lobos, the Mound Meadows trail, the Pine Ridge trail, the Lace Lichen trail and the...
Carol (Swanton, California, United States) Photo
Tail waggle (Swanton, California, United States) Photo
False lupine (Swanton, California, United States) Photo
Hauled out Photo
Año Nuevo State Park
by tclifton on Jul 16, 2009
Swanton, California, United States
Hiking | 4.3 miles
Ok, this was supposed to be a nice leisurely stroll.But it was over two miles out with a good chunk walking through sand dunes. Just a little tough on the feet when you are wearing sandals.About half way out, however, you start hearing the snorts of the elephant seals. It is a deep gutteral sound that moves you to pick up your pace. When you finally see these monsters, it is amazing....
wild flowers Photo
Fledgling Robin Photo
Iris Photo
Rhododendron Photo
Humbug Mountain
by tclifton on Jun 14, 2009
Port Orford, Oregon, United States
Hiking | 6.0 miles
This was my second summit of Humbug in three attempts. I wrote about my first attempt elsewhere and chronicled my first summit on Fluid Flow. This time I took the west trail which didn't exist in 1966. While the west trail is a little steeper, it provides better views and unsurpassed solitude. Once you get to the southwest side of the mountain, it gets scary silent. All you hear besides your feet...
House Wren (Madrone Soda Springs (historical), California, United States) Photo
Fiddleneck (Madrone Soda Springs (historical), California, United States) Photo
Iris (Madrone Soda Springs (historical), California, United States) Photo
Larkspur (Madrone Soda Springs (historical), California, United States) Photo
Henry Coe State Park
by tclifton on Apr 26, 2009
Nema (historical), California, United States
Hiking | 8.9 miles
Fog in the hills Photo
Tunnel Monument Photo
Wild flowers Photo
IMG_7555 Photo
Pacheco State Park
by tclifton on Apr 11, 2009
Holister, California, United States
Hiking | 6.5 miles
For years, I have been driving over the Pacheco Pass on my way to other locations. Often it was during the spring and I was on my to windsurf on O'neil Forebay. It is usually windy in the spring there. That is something to keep in the back of your mind, since the forebay sits at the bottom of Pacheco Pass.At the top of Pacheco Pass is the relatively new Pacheco State...


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