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Point Reyes: Palomarin to Bear Valley

July 04, 2012 by Jules Evens

Last night, for the first time in their 132-year rivalry, the San Francisco Giants swept the L.A. Dodgers with a shutout. This morning my granddaughter, Kalia, took her first steps and the Supreme Court upheld "Obamacare." To celebrate, I decided to take a long "walkabout."


Crowning Glories: 50 Years of Point Reyes

July 02, 2012 by Jules Evens

Point Reyes for millennia provided rich habitat to a diversity of plant and animal species. Its discovery and settlement by Europeans and then Americans altered the landscape, but not irretrievably. And thanks to some determined visionaries, the peninsula and its habitats were protected 50 years ago.

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Point Reyes: Fidel’s Place

July 01, 2012 by Greg Sarris

Three days after the Indian--I'll call him Fidel--avenged the assault on his wife and slayed the young rancher who'd committed the horrible deed, the posse of vigilantes pursuing him found him, not near the small settlement of Marshall, but across Tomales Bay on a ridge; and not in a thicket of coyote bush and low-growing fir where he might've hidden, but in the middle of an open grassland.

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Nabokov’s Blues along the Estero Trail

June 20, 2012 by Jules Evens

Searching for butterflies at Point Reyes--and finding them! Hike along with Jules Evens on a 7.5 mile loop with planty of winged beauty.

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In the Splash Zone at Point Reyes

May 26, 2012 by Jules Evens

In his quest to hike every trail at Point Reyes, Jules Evens takes a short walk rich in wildlife sightings, from butterflies to black oystercatchers.

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Eight Miles at Point Reyes for a Warbler, with Bonus Damselflies and More

May 22, 2012 by Jules Evens

Jules Evens heads out on an eight-mile loop, timed with the nesting, and singing, of some of Point Reyes's least-common warblers. Follow along and see what else he finds!

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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.


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.


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.