Hiking in Marin and Sonoma

Marin County is scenic.  You can take many hikes around the bay with views of the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco, and all the lovely hills and valleys surrounding the bay.

We started at the Marin Headlands Visitor Center and intended to walk the Miwok Trail loop.  How we ended up on the Bobcat Trail…… couldn’t guess, between me and my sister we could get lost in a round room, with a map, and a guide.

The Federal Forest Ranger pulled us over for walking our dogs on no dogs allowed paths, he gave us a map, pointed us in the right direction and sent us back down the hill.  We saw turkey vultures, red tail hawks and some wild iris.  Edgar picked up a California tick.

Today we drove to Sonoma and had lunch with Janet’s friend Pat.  Pat came to Portland last year to meet with Arnica Publishing about “Animals Everywhere”.  I took her and Janet for a hike in Forest Park and got us lost coming back from the Pittock Mansion.  Luckily, I flagged down a nice lady in a BMW who gave all three of us and Edgar a ride back to our car – we were on the wrong side of the hill.

Pat did not get us lost in Sonoma and I had the pleasure of walking in the 80 degree sunshine around some beautiful old vineyards.

We stopped on the way home at the Field of  Greens for some free range, just laid eggs, and at the Jacuzzi Winery for a few nice bottles of wine.

Cathy

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Arleen Girotti on March 31, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    I am glad you are getting to spend time with Janet, California is so beautiful ! Take good care of yourself and keep writing-it is very enjoyable to read your blog. My friend Nikki @ work is keeping up with you too. She likes to hike and camp and just got a new Black Lab that needed a home.

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  2. You got lost. See, I worried for SOMETHING. Not for NOTHING!! Use GPS! At least you weren’t in the Grand Canyon!
    I’m glad you got some sunshine and are having fun with your sister.
    Hugs

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  3. Posted by Nora on April 1, 2011 at 9:34 am

    I forgot about ticks. We used to have that problem all the time. Many home remedies for removing that doesn’t leave the head in. I really don’t remember which ones worked. Alcohol, hot match…?

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