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Sonoma Redwoods to the River and Sea

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

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This gorgeous Sonoma County ride heads north from Petaluma for a counter clockwise loop through the quaint towns of Valley Ford, Freestone and Occidental to Monte Rio. 1,338 more words

Sonoma County

Duckhorn's Migration Russian River Pinot Noir 2014 Offering Impressive Typicity and Value from Sonoma County...

Californian Pinot Noir can be good, sometimes very good. But affordable and good value, that’s more of an issue. Indeed, other than Burgundy and New Zealand, and the odd Aussie Victoria vintage, the cooler sites of Sonoma and Sonoma Coast are one of the few alternative regions capable of making some incredibly impressive and expressive Pinot Noir. 149 more words

The killing season

CHITINA – By late afternoon Wednesday, the winds funneling out of Wood Canyon to the south of the Chitina-McCarthy bridge were driving a Sahara-Desert-style sandstorm across the exposed sandbars off the low flowing Copper River. 761 more words


Conquering Yosemite with My Ladies

This is Chisomo being a bad-ass, conquering something she seemed unsure of at first, with victory so sweet.

I normally don’t post about our casual hikes (yet), but this post is for my ladies, for the two who have been with me the longest. 14 more words

Russian River

Move along snooty wine drinkers, the beer snobs are coming!  Northern California is home to some of the best breweries in the nation.  360 more words


The whole summer is ahead

We spent last Memorial Day weekend in Monte Rio with a good friend and his little dog.

The weekend was just hot enough that the slightly chilly river water felt good—a nice little shock to the system after a long winter out of the water. 148 more words

Northern California

Open on the Russian River!

Open Memorial Day Weekend! Join us at the Schoolhouse Canyon Campground private beach.  Due to high water levels on the river we are now offering self guided Russian River trips starting at Steelhead Beach and finishing at the Schoolhouse Canyon Campground.   21 more words

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