About

Paul McHugh is a Northern California outdoorsman and writer. His novel Deadlines, a murder mystery that centers around a local land-grab conspiracy, was published in February 2010. Info at paulmchugh.net.

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Pining for the Pinnacles

October 01, 2010 by Paul McHugh

Volcanic drama, bat caves, diverse wildlife, roadless vistas: Pinnacles National Monument is definitely worth the trip. Where else can you see half a volcano, an endangered condor, and a record number of bee species in one day?

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Climbing the Waves at Castle Rock State Park

January 01, 2010 by Paul McHugh

The high ridges and sandstone outcrops at Castle Rock have fascinated adventurers from explorer George Vancouver to the pioneers of modern rock climbing. Prolific wildflowers, great views, and an 80-foot waterfall add to the allure.

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Paddling on the Wild Side

July 01, 2007 by Paul McHugh

Few craft can match a kayak for allowing you to immerse yourself in the watery universe of bay or ocean, moving silently through the world of seals, otters, dolphins, and seabirds. Two of our region's most experienced sea kayakers take us out on the water for up-close and personal encounters with some of the bountiful and charismatic marine life plying our local marine habitats.

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Rivers in the Bay

January 01, 2001 by Paul McHugh

San Francisco Bay presented a thrilling—yet possibly lethal—mystery to a young Spanish captain as he sailed up to probe the ...

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