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Tag: Tamalpais

In Search of the Sleeping Lady

New Projects for a New Year This is my first attempt at time-lapse video.  Think of this as a test and “prequel” to my real project.  Comments appreciated. (You can watch it in full screen on YouTube). Mount Tamalpais is known locally as “The Sleeping Lady.”  There are a number of variations on the legend… Read More ›

In Search of Hidden Waterfalls- Alpine Dam

There are few things as dramatic as the roar of falling water. When I headed out the door in the morning, it was to surf, not hike.  The surf forecast looked good, and we headed out to the coast.  The surf report was wildly optimistic though, and the surf was tiny at best.  What started… Read More ›

In search of Hidden Waterfalls- Dawn Falls

Dawn Falls lies in the shadow of Mt. Tamalpais, near Larkspur, CA.  It’s tucked into a shady and cool canyon, accessible from several neighborhood access points.  Fortunately, Dawn Falls requires a bit of a walk from every access point, which cuts down on the number of visitors. (It’s also great terrain for trail running, though… Read More ›

Baby Turtle! (Easter Surprise)

How we went for a hike, came home with a new pet, and helped the environment. It was Easter Sunday when we went for one of our regular obscure hikes.  The reason we went was to take Daisy Trail Dog Easter egg hunting and enjoy the beautiful day.  Easter egg hunting with your dog is… Read More ›

In Search of Hidden Waterfalls and Wildflowers

(This post is subtitled- “How I dropped my digital camera into a waterfall.”) Each season has different qualities that we love.  The Northern California coast has a distinct rainy season.  In the spring, our golden hills turn green.  Creeks are full, and seasonal waterfalls appear.  From years of running, riding, and hiking, we’ve learned about… Read More ›

Uplifting Fog

Days like this are one of the reasons I started writing a blog.  Sometimes you are out on an everyday ride, run, or other adventure and come across something awesome. It was chilly, cold and foggy when I left the house on my mountain bike.  My new Pentax Optio W90 waterproof digital camera had just… Read More ›

The Simple Joy of Running in the Rain (Waterfalls Ahead)

“Rainy days are for long trail runs,” I tell my coworkers.  Most of them give me funny looks.  “No really, running in the rain is freaking awesome!,” I say.  They roll their eyes and ignore me.  They don’t understand.  Why, after all would you go out and get all wet and cold? I love running… Read More ›

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