Point Reyes Walkabout

Follow the footsteps of author and biologist Jules Evens as he hikes every inch of trail in Point Reyes National Seashore, which turns 50 years old in 2012. Support the work of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association by donating to the Point Reyes Walkabout campaign.

Latest from Point Reyes Walkabout

Relishing the Fog at Point Reyes

April 12, 2012 by Jules Evens

On an overcast day after spring rains, Jules Evens encounters the expected--a banana slug in a lush Douglas fir forest--and the unexpected--a shrew-mole--on a 4-mile hike along Inverness Ridge as part of his Point Reyes Walkabout.

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Irises, paintbrush and more in bloom at Point reyes

April 08, 2012 by Jules Evens

Jules Evens clocks another 5 miles of his 154-mile adventure through Point Reyes, this time with Douglas irises and other wildflowers coming into bloom. Another great hike you can take at Point Reyes!

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Bees, Coyotes, and More at Point Reyes: Laguna Ranch Loop

April 04, 2012 by Jules Evens

Jules Evens continues his quest to hike every trail at Point Reyes National Seashore. Here, he traces a route where he once encountered a mountain lion. This time, the wildlife is a bit tamer, but no less beautiful: red-legged frogs, native bees, wildflowers, and a coyote howl to finish it off.

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The Pinnacle of Point Reyes: Mount Wittenberg

March 15, 2012 by Jules Evens

Hike to the top of Point Reyes, and learn more local bird lore, as Jules Evens continues his quest to hike every trail at Point Reyes National Seashore in 2012.

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Mixing with the Birds on the Olema Trail, Point Reyes

March 05, 2012 by Jules Evens

Hike along with Jules Evens on the Olema Trail at Point Reyes, where he encounters a few mixed flocks of songbirds, some early spring wildflowers, and more.

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Walking the Rift Zone at Point Reyes

February 22, 2012 by Jules Evens

Take a four-mile stroll with Jules Evens through a landscaped shaped by enormous geological forces -- and full of wildlife, native plants, and a more than a few puzzles.

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Butterflies, Pelicans, and Bobcats at Point Reyes

February 06, 2012 by Jules Evens

As part of his Point Reyes Walkabout, Jules Evens covers 10 miles on the Estero Trail, spots a bobcat, and logs a record-early sighting of a common butterfly, possibly thanks to climate change.

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Let It Rain: Two Short Strolls at Point Reyes

January 30, 2012 by Jules Evens

Now that the winter rains have finally found us here along the central California coast, my attention focuses on finding weather windows for walks in the wild. During a gentle shower, or a just after a stormy squall, the forests and fields are freshened and it's a fine time to take to the trail.

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A Bobcat Day in Bear Valley

January 16, 2012 by Jules Evens

The Bear Valley trail, heading southwest from Park Headquarters to the coast, is one of the emblematic walks, and the most traveled trail, on the Point Reyes Peninsula. Jules covers about 10 miles and encounters a bobcat, an alligator lizard, early-blooming milkmaids, and very late-blooming Indian paintbrush.

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50 Years of Point Reyes, 154 Miles of Trails!

January 04, 2012 by Jules Evens

This New Year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of Point Reyes National Seashore, yet another brilliant example of "America's Best Idea." To acknowledge and honor this milestone, I have set a personal goal to walk all of the 154 miles of designated trails within the Seashore during 2012, one step at a time.

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