July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff
With its iconic 2,571-foot peak and 6,300 acres of parkland, Mt. Tamalpais offers something for everyone: hiking and biking trails, …
May 16, 2012 by Rachel Gumbraa
Working off historical records of rare plant locations, plant “hunters” on Mount Tamalpais are scouring the mountain in search of the illusive Mason’s ceanothus shrub and other botanical novelties. The goal: update the location and numbers of California rare plants in the California Natural Diversity Database.
June 13, 2011 by Carly Peltier
This coming weekend, you could count yourself among an elite few folks who use only bicycles and mass transit to summit the Bay Area’s three major peaks in one day. Or join in for just one or two. Or follow along and learn just how far you can get without a car.
October 15, 2010 by Ingrid Hawkinson
Bobcats are the favorite wildlife of Trish Carney, a San Raphael-based wildlife photographer who strives to capture the moments that convey an animal’s character and spirit. And she does it well, yet with a patience and care that means she let’s the animals come to her, if they want to.
April 01, 2009 by Tom Killion
Poet Gary Snyder and artist Tom Killion have been walking on and around Marin’s iconic mountain for decades. These prints and text from a new book capture the mountain’s magic and the allure it’s had for generations of artists, poets, and hikers.
January 01, 2008 by Gray Brechin
On a trail at Mount Tamalpais or Diablo, perfectly set stone steps make an ascent easier; farther along, a massive log bridge crosses a rugged ravine. It’s common to pass by and take these structures, and those who made them, for granted. This spring marks the 75th anniversary of the inauguration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, whose epic New Deal work projects brought us not only dams and bay fill but also enduring public trails and other park infrastructure that thousands of people use today with little knowledge of their origins and the great nationwide social experiment that built them.