Saturday, September 28, 2013

 

Hiking in Sonoma County, CA - Map to the Trailheads.


Here is a set of online interactive maps to the hiking trails of Sonoma County, California. Zoom in and zoom out on the road map, satellite map, terrain map and topographic map to help plan your drive to the trailheads and your hiking and mountain biking trips on the trails.

Sonoma County Trailhead Maps.

• Map book: California Maps - Atlas & Gazetteer by Delorme, 2008.

Online map user instructions. Click and drag to reposition this interactive map.
• The tool on the left zooms in and out. Point on the red markers to see the names.
• Map=roads. Satellite=satellite map. Terrain=3D shaded topo map. Topo=topographic map.

Sonoma County Trailheads.

Full-Screen online driving map - Sonoma County Trailheads.





Geographic Coordinates - Landmarks (Marker)
N 38.45666 W 122.63894 - Annadel State Park (A)
N 38.54121 W 123.00854 - Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve (B)
N 38.44433 W 122.87716 - Atascadero Creek Marsh Ecological Reserve (C)
N 38.57241 W 123.05076 - Austin Creek State Recreation Area (D)
N 38.80293 W 122.74806 - Cobb Mountain - Southwest Peak. (E)
N 38.52452 W 123.23071 - Fort Ross State Historic Park (F)
N 38.45884 W 122.55142 - Hood Mountain Regional Park (G)
N 38.34852 W 122.55713 - Jack London State Historic Park (H)
N 38.71980 W 123.00018 - Lake Sonoma Wildlife Area (I)
N 38.21481 W 122.33187 - Napa-Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area (J)
N 38.55513 W 122.63878 - Petrified Forest (K)
N 38.65275 W 122.59992 - Robert Louis Stevenson State Park (L)
N 38.56671 W 123.32470 - Salt Point State Park (M)
N 38.15341 W 122.43611 - San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge (N)
N 38.44911 W 123.11524 - Sonoma Coast State Park (O)
N 38.44266 W 122.53312 - Sugarloaf Ridge State Park & Sonoma Creek Falls (P)

Driving Directions

Google Maps provide directions, distance & driving time from your house to the trailheads. Locations can be specified by geographic coordinates or by the name of a city, town or landmark. Click and drag the gold figurine onto the map to see a panoramic StreetView of your destination, critical turns along your route, scenery along the way, etc.


See also:
Trailhead maps for California counties - BRT Insights.
Hiking & biking trip reports - BRT Insights.
California Hiking Directory - BRT Insights.


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Friday, August 30, 2013

 

Upcoming Events at Point Reyes National Seashore, Fall 2013

• Volunteer on Horse Trail at Bear Valley to fill in trail with rock and other tasks. Saturday, September 7, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

• Free Nature Walk: Drake's Beach Geology with John Karachewski Saturday, September 21, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

• Trails Challenge Celebration Walk and BBQ - let's celebrate your efforts together! Saturday, October 19, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

To learn more or to RSVP contact:
phone: (415) 663.1200 x304
email: trailschallenge@ptreyes.org

See you on the trail,
Jessica Taylor
Trails Challenger, Coordinator and Caretaker
Point Reyes National Seashore Association, 1 Bear Valley Rd, Bldg 70, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


P.S. It's not too late to have friends and family register for the Point Reyes Trail Challenge, so keep up the good work and
help us share the Challenge through social media, email and be sure to invite people to walk with you! Thanks again!


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More Point Reyes Information: Maps, Hiking Guide, Trail Checklist, Trail Conditions, Hiking in the Park, Horses in the Park, Camping in the Park, Dogs in the Park, Bikes in the Park, Benefits of Hiking, Healthy Parks.

Learn about a new outdoor app called YONDER for your iPhone

Sunday, June 23, 2013

 

Demolition of San Clemente Dam on the Carmel River - Monterey County, California, USA

Carmel River restoration to be completed in fall 2015


"A 92-year-old dam that's been in danger of collapse for decades is slated for demolition this summer, the largest dam to come down in California history. The $83 million, 28-month tear down is prompting hopes that the 36-mile waterway once listed among "America's Top Ten Most Endangered Rivers" might someday be restored to the quiet, clear ribbon that flowed from forested mountains to the Monterey Bay." "'The irony is that people think they're living in the most beautiful place in the world, where they think they can just build and build, but they have no idea where their water comes from, and they're blind to their impact on this finite resource, the Carmel River,' said author and journalist Ray A. March, whose 2012 book 'River in Ruin: The Story of the Carmel River'River in Ruin: The Story of the Carmel River cover documents the damage."
(California's San Clemente Dam removal project groundbreaking - SJ Mercury News 21june2013 and Sacramento Bee)

"When San Clemente Dam was built in 1921, the curved arch structure was a key source of water for growing Monterey Peninsula towns. But now it's obsolete and ... its reservoir is so silted up with sand and gravel that it hasn't been used to supply water since 2002. ... construction crews on Friday were to begin a three-year, $84 million project to tear down the hulking landmark - California's largest dam-removal project ever. The work will open up 25 miles of upstream tributaries and creeks so endangered steelhead trout can return to their historical spawning grounds."
(San Clemente Dam removal project on the Carmel River - SJ Mercury News 21june2013 and Sacramento Bee)

San Clemente Dam and Carmel River Maps.

• Map book: California Maps - Atlas & Gazetteer by Delorme, 2008.

Online map user instructions. Click and drag to reposition this interactive map.
• The tool on the left zooms in and out. Point on the red markers to see the names.
• Map=roads. Satellite=satellite map. Terrain=3D shaded topo map. Topo=topographic map.
Full-Screen online driving map - Carmel River and San Clemente Dam.



Geographic Coordinates - Landmarks (Marker)
N 38.54118 W 122.50889 - San Clemente Dam (A)
N 36.53605 W 121.92837 - Carmel River State Beach (B)


More information:
 • San Clemente Dam Removal & Carmel River Reroute
Carmel River Paddleboating Guide and Map - California USA.
River and Land Conservation in California - BRT Insights.
Carmel River bookmarks - brthomas.


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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

 

Hiking in Napa County, CA - Map to the Trailheads.


Here is a set of online interactive maps to the hiking trails of Napa County, California. Zoom in and zoom out on the road map, satellite map, terrain map and topographic map to help plan your drive to the trailheads and your hiking and mountain biking trips on the trails.


Napa County Trailhead Maps.

• Map book: California Maps - Atlas and Gazetteer by Delorme, 2008.

Online map user instructions. Click and drag to reposition this interactive map.
• The tool on the left zooms in and out. Point on the red markers to see the names.
• Map=roads. Satellite=satellite map. Terrain=3D shaded topo map. Topo=topographic map.


Napa County Trailheads - North.

Full-Screen online driving map - northern Napa County Trailheads.



Geographic Coordinates - Landmarks (Marker)
N 38.54118 W 122.50889 - Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park (A)
N 38.55337 W 122.52580 - Bothe-Napa Valley State Park (B)
N 38.63772 W 122.34607 - Cedar Roughs Wildlife Area - Maxwell Ck Trail (C)
N 38.62716 W 122.32663 - Cedar Roughs Wildlife Area (D)
N 38.57347 W 122.46155 - Devils Punchbowl Falls (E)
N 38.70318 W 122.26615 - Knoxville Wildlife Area - Berryessa Peak Trail (F)
N 38.79614 W 122.30212 - Knoxville Wildlife Area - Long Canyon Trail (G)
N 38.75197 W 122.28337 - Knoxville Wildlife Area - Zim Zim Falls Trail (H)
N 38.63427 W 122.28822 - Lake Berryessa North Shore Trail (I)
N 38.62525 W 122.32371 - Lake Berryessa Pope Canyon Trail (J)
N 38.57575 W 122.24509 - Lake Berryessa Smittle Creek Trail (K)
N 38.68042 W 122.26204 - Lake Berryessa Wildlife Area (L)
N 38.56459 W 122.42078 - Las Posadas State Forest (M)
N 38.64734 W 122.52563 - Oat Hill Mine Trail - Aetna Springs (N) (upper end)
N 38.58929 W 122.57755 - Oat Hill Mine Trail - Calistoga (O) (lower end)
N 38.55159 W 122.65055 - Petrified Forest (P)
N 38.65261 W 122.60056 - Robert Louis Stevenson State Park (Memorial Trail, Table Rock Trail) (Q)

Napa County Trailheads - South.

Full-Screen online driving map - southern Napa County Trailheads.



Geographic Coordinates - Landmarks (Marker)
N 38.32304 W 122.33270 - Alston Park (A)
N 38.18099 W 122.27249 - American Canyon Wetlands Trail (B)
N 38.50200 W 122.38117 - Lake Hennessey City Recreation Area (C)
N 38.50825 W 122.35452 - Moore Creek Park (D)
N 38.41708 W 122.35345 - Napa River Ecological Reserve (E)
N 38.32482 W 122.28446 - Napa River Trail north end (F)
N 38.26308 W 122.28392 - Napa River Trail south end (G)
N 38.18241 W 122.23766 - Newell Open Space Preserve (H)
N 38.43517 W 122.34804 - Rector Reservoir Wildlife Area (I)
N 38.26537 W 122.28271 - River to Ridge Trail (J)
N 38.27949 W 122.24839 - Skyline Wilderness Park (K)
N 38.30331 W 122.34972 - Timberhill Park (L)
N 38.30280 W 122.31946 - Westwood Hills Park (M)

Driving Directions

Google Maps provide directions, distance and driving time from your house to the trailheads. Locations can be specified by geographic coordinates or by the name of a city, town or landmark. Click and drag the gold figurine onto the map to see a panoramic StreetView of your destination, critical turns along your route, scenery along the way, etc.


See also:
Trailhead maps for California counties - BRT Insights.
Hiking and biking trip reports - BRT Insights.
California Hiking Directory - BRT Insights.


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