Serendipity Squared: Tomales Point in Bloom

Serendipity: “the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for” according to Websters, which in our case meant deciding to hike the Tomales Point Trail and being unexpectedly overwhelmed with wildflowers! The trail is located in Point Reyes National Seashore.  That national park is a treasure, filled with remarkable animals like a subspecies … Continue reading Serendipity Squared: Tomales Point in Bloom

“All-electric is not going to work”: Says Who?

Says the President of the United States (whom I shall be referring to as the “#lyinglunatic” or simply, “the lunatic”) in reference to GM announcing in 2018 that they plan to launch 20 new all-electric vehicles by 2023. Here is what the #lyinglunatic said: “They’ve changed the whole model of General Motors. They’ve gone to … Continue reading “All-electric is not going to work”: Says Who?

Sedona Hiking: Avoiding the Tour Jeeps at Chicken Point, Sort Of…

Sedona can be a frustrating scene of spectacular rock formations that are so popular it is impossible to enjoy them up close without being exposed to noisy crowds, droning helicopters overhead, and loud jeeps full of chattering people to whom the idea of walking a trail to reach a destination is apparently so novel that, … Continue reading Sedona Hiking: Avoiding the Tour Jeeps at Chicken Point, Sort Of…

The Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness: Hiking Long Canyon

  Naming a publicly-accessible wilderness area a “secret” may add an unwarranted air of mystery but the name is otherwise accurate; there are mountains and plenty of red rocks! The Long Canyon trailhead is easy to find on Google Maps. There is a limited amount of parking, but this trail is not nearly as busy as … Continue reading The Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness: Hiking Long Canyon