Latest from Point Reyes National Seashore

An Easter morning hike in Point Reyes’s Church of Nature

April 17, 2012 by Jules Evens

Hiking along Drakes Estero, Jules Evens meditates on eelgrass, sea geese, and the footprint of humanity in a wild place.

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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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A whale of a view

March 21, 2012 by Rachel Gulbraa

It’s been a great season to view California gray whales off the Northern California coast this year. There have been a number of unusual sightings in the San Francisco Bay. But for the best chances to view these 35-ton, graceful giants on their annual migration is at Point Reyes National Seashore. Grab your binoculars, check the weather, and hit the cape.

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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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