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Mount Tamalpais State Park

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, ...

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A Breeze among wildflowers

June 11, 2012 by Jackson Karlenzig

Breeze has been building mountain bikes for 40 years, and he remembers friendlier days when cyclists and hikers peacefully coexisted.

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Botanical sleuths scour Mount Tamalpais

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.

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Three Peaks, One Day, No Car

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.

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Close Encounters with Bobcats

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.

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Walking Mount Tamalpais

July 23, 2009 by Rick Bacigalupi

Mount Tamalpais has a long history as a hiking destination, offering generations of city dwellers easy access to sweeping vistas ...

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Act Now to Save California State Parks

May 29, 2009 by Bay Nature Staff

Now's the time to help save our California state parks from imminent closure under Governor Schwarzenegger's budget plan!

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Impressions of Tamalpais

April 01, 2009 by Dan Rademacher

We talk with Tom Killion, who grew up in Mill Valley. He has been making woodblock prints of the California landscape since he was a teenager, including about 60 of Mount Tamalpais.

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Tamalpais Walking

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.


Forgotten Foundation

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.

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