On a crisp, bright Saturday morning in December, Andrew Fonseca, age 12, has joined a group of middle schoolers at the front gates of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden, in Tilden Park above Berkeley. His first reaction to the garden: … Read more
Residents and advocates turn to the challenge of keeping it welcome.
Writer/illustrator Obi Kaufmann treks the Ohlone Regional Wilderness Trail
In the “middle space” between protected and unprotected, a reporter finds a perfect place to camp.
A journey through a nearby landscape that can seem farther off and stranger than the High Sierra.
Hipcamp, a company founded in 2013 to improve the reservation process for public parks nationwide, is now facilitating camping on private land.
The Best in Tent Camping: A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RVs, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable Stereos: Northern California, by Hans and Jane Huber and Bill Mai, Menasha Ridge Press, 2004, 192 pages, $14.95 (www.menasharidge.com). Whether you’re an … Read more
Tom Stienstra’s Bay Area Recreation, by Tom Stienstra, Foghorn Outdoors, 2004, 498 pages, $19.95 (www.foghorn.com). In introducing his newest guide-book, Tom Stienstra writes, “Like many people, at one time I believed there was no place left to go in … Read more
This spring, plan a sleepover date with nature right here. With dozens of campgrounds within easy commuting distance, Bay Area residents have plenty of options for stealing away for a refreshing night out in the wild. Do you want to camp in the redwoods? Spend a night on the coast? Or greet the sunrise in a field of ancient oaks? Why not all three?