Photos from Pioneertown

Pioneertown is a great short (or long) stop on the way to Joshua Tree that brings not just rest after a drive but also allows to play and pretend that you are in the old western town. And it was precisely a goal of the town creators, Dick Curtis, Roy Rogers, and Russell Hayden and…

Hazy Hike at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Fall Creek Unit

It was a smoky November. So hazy, one cannot see ridges around Bay Area. Even coast had poor air quality. We spent two weekends in a row doing nothing, and I felt anxious. Dunno how I decided that redwood forests on the west side of Santa Cruz Mountains should be okay to hike. Visit of…

Fort Point

There are no bad views of the Golden Gate Bridge. But some are better than others 🙂 I love Fort Point. First of all, it reminds me the fortifications in my hometown. I guess they even built almost at the same time. The second is what the angle of the view you get. The Fort…

South Yuba River State Park

South Yuba River is a welcome place for us. It’s a great start point for our long weekend plans. In three years we stopped at three different sections of the park, and it never disappointed us. The park is the composition of several parts mostly situated near river crossing. Here I will show you three sections…

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

Some places live on your bucket list for a very long time. And not because they are expensive or hardly accessible. The only reason you skip visit of them is that of their popularity or your struggle to find the best time for their visit. It’s my story of relations with Point Lobos. How many…

Sonoma County Coast

I saw time to time pictures of this part of the coast. But I never had any particular place in my mind. I remembered Jenner and Russian River of course. But nothing concrete though. I even have few photos from the road trip along the coast from Summer 2014. But I cannot say where they…