More Wildflowers

It seems that I’m running into wildflowers even when I’m not looking for them. I did two short hikes near Pacifica last weekend, one to Milagra Ridge, and another to Mori Point. What I didn’t expect was to see fields of beautiful wildflowers.

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Not all of them are "wild," per se. Signs posted near Mori Point indicated that the city was experimenting with different ways of planting wildflowers, in an attempt to bring back the natural wildflower blooms. Perhaps the bloom will be even more spectacular in the years to come!

Waterfalls and Wildflowers

In addition to the Carrizo Plains, wildflowers have been blooming all over the SF Bay Area. I recently did a hike at Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve, which is well-known for wildflowers each spring. Compared to last year, the bloom has been remarkable.

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The recent heavy rains have also caused waterfalls to be especially voluminous this year. This year, I did the Cataract Falls hike near Mount Tamalpais State Park for the first time, and found it very enjoyable. It’s a short hike, with multiple waterfalls along the way to keep your eyes busy.

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I also took a trip to Yosemite National Park to see Bridalveil Falls and Yosemite Falls. Both are particularly impressive this year. The approach to Bridalveil Falls, in particular, will feel like being in a hurricane!

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Carrizo Plain Wildflowers

This past weekend, I took a trip to see the wildflowers at the Carrizo Plains National Monument. The "superbloom" definitely lives up to its name, with entire fields and mountains covered in colorful flowers.

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Check out the entire album!

Glacier Point Hikes

Happy New Year! In 2016, I made two backpacking trips to Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park—​once in the spring on cross-country skis, and once again in the summer as a normal summer hike.

I’ve posted new photo albums from both trips:

You can also read my trip reports as well:

New Travelogue

I’ve begun writing travel reports of various hikes and excursions that I’ve been on. The first report is of my recent backpacking trip in Iceland on the Laugavegurinn and Fimmvörðuháls trails.

Check out the report and more at: