Beaches

Third Time’s the Charm

  This park is closed due to fire and winter rain damage.  For the latest information check the park website. This is my third visit to Andrew Molera State Park. […]

Biking

Fields of Gold

    Well, actually, you have to work a bit before you get to the fields of gold. Before that, there’s a 7 mile washboard road that’s a field of […]

Biking

Best Views, No Bull

Soberness Fire Closings: Check each park website for the latest information on all county and state parks. Toro County Park, dammit. It took two, seven-mile hikes to get it right. The […]

Biking

Arroyo Seco Gorge(ous)

This is about the fourth trip Susie and I have made to the trail along Arroyo Seco Gorge, which is about 45 minutes southeast of the ranch by Carmel Valley […]

Biking

Garland Ranch: I Can See for Miles

  For the past few years I’ve been driving past Garland Ranch Regional Park a couple of times a week and have always wanted to hike up to the top […]

Biking

Head for the Hills: Fort Ord National Monument

The thing is, from the road the hills don’t look all that steep.  They look like hills of the ‘gentle rolling’ genre and seem relatively tame after a trip to […]

Beaches

Bike Ride: Monterey to Castroville

First of all, I’m not a hard-core, 150 miles-a-week, 8% grade, off a jump, broken-collarbone bike guy. I’ll huff my heavy Trek 4300 up a rise looking for still lower […]

Beaches

Classic Coast, Right Next Door

Point Lobos State Preserve is always our first stop when guests come into town; it’s a close-by, crash course on the coastal ecosystems that puts you face to face with […]