Monthly Archives: September 2019

Carmel

Here it is, in  pictures.  The 17 Mile Drive, surely one of the most (justifiably) famous roads in the world, as seen on a beautiful September day.  Enjoy.

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Napa vs. Sonoma Wine Tasting-which is better?

I came here back in the early 80’s when the big Napa valley wine boom was barely getting started.  At that time, you could cruise from winery to winery tasting all of the wares for free-and without an appointment.  Boy, … Continue reading

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Three things to do in (and around) Fort Bragg

The only Fort Bragg I’d ever heard of before now was associated with the Army Airborne, but just a few days ago I visited the one on the other coast in northern California, and I loved it.  Giant redwoods, fascinating … Continue reading

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Redwood National Forest Hikes-Tips on Tall Trees Grove Hike and Fern Canyon

I spent 4 nights/3 days in the area, which is about the right amount of time to see the most important sites and soak up the ambience of the park.  Here’s what I did, with some helpful notes:

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Lassen National Park Hikes

I did two hikes here in August.  One was to Manzanita Lake and the other was to Kings Creek Falls.  The Kings Creek hike provided quite a workout given the length of 3 miles and a substantial elevation gain, and … Continue reading

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