"With four million annual visitors, you wouldn't think Yosemite would be a spot for solitude. But hike for just a mile or two away from the crowded main valley, and you'll discover, as I did, the peaceful tranquility of one of America's most popular parks."
Join us in Point Reyes on October 29th, 2016, with top guide John Baston and experience the beautiful coastal headlands on a 7-mile hike along the Tomales Point Trail. This one-way-in and one-way-out trail passes through gently rolling hills, the remains of 19th-century farms, and a conservation area set aside to restore the Tule Elk population. At this time of year, you may even see elk in rut! Those who want to go the whole way can, or you can choose your own distance and enjoy the scenic bluffs. This free hike is great for anyone who wants to get out and about in the great outdoors with like-minded adventures in the Bay Area. So grab your boots and join us!
"There are few places where you can buy a Cartier watch and a silver, rodeo belt buckle as big as a dinner plate on the same street. Still fewer spots where you can have your lunch out of the modern equivalent of the chuck wagon (the food truck) then later enjoy an expertly prepared haute-cuisine dinner in a luxury lodge. In Jackson, these sorts of charming dichotomies abound."
The natural world is full of surprises, and the more time I spend there the more wonderful and interesting it all seems. I feel privileged to have had work that has allowed so many hours of observing nature’s processes and contemplating the many questions they pose. How does it all piece together? What are the relationships? Why is there so much beauty? What do I do with it all?
I'd been running the Colorado River through Grand Canyon for about 10 years when I first discovered Alaska's big rivers: the Alsek and Tatshenshini. Up until that point, if anyone ever asked me if I wanted to go anywhere else to run other rivers, I always said "No way! I love the canyon and can't imagine any place I'd like half as much!" I was so naive!