Posted by Cassandra Brooks on Tuesday, December 7, 2010,
This morning, I wake before dawn and race to Tomales Point.
My legs have been screaming for a good hike and this trek through a Tule Elk
reserve affords expansive ocean views that always take my breath away.
Upon arriving, the dawn light reveals a herd of elk grazing
the scraggly grass and brush.They’re deep into their rutting season and bugling like mad – their
eerie calls filling my ears.I
watch a not-so-sly male try to sneak up and mount one of the cows.She bolts, he pauses, then...
Posted by Cassandra Brooks on Wednesday, December 1, 2010,
Point Reyes is renowned for its mushrooms - how could they resist this moist, cool climate? Today the forest floor outside Drake's Estero was flooded with shrooms that looked like they came straight out of the Super Mario Brothers. These gorgeous but deadly caps are known as Fly Amanitas.