Point Reyes Station Off The Beaten Path

  • Fort Ross
    Fort Ross
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  • Sealions, Point Reyes, CA, US
    Sealions, Point Reyes, CA, US
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  • Sealions, Point Reyes, CA, US
    Sealions, Point Reyes, CA, US
    by gubbi1

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    Failed attempt to build Russian America

    by JLBG Updated Mar 17, 2009

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    Fort Ross

    If you have some time, you might drive further 60 miles north to visit an amazing place, Fort Ross, a testimony of a failed attempt, the building of Russian America in the XVIIIth and XIXth, from Alaska to California. For more, visit my Fort Ross page.

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    Side Paths along road

    by gubbi1 Written Sep 8, 2007

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    Lookout beside the road, Point Reyes, CA, US
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    Along the road to the lighthouse on the last 400 meters before the parking there are some small paths leaving the road to lookouts. I found three, of which one was a lookout to watch the sealions below the cliff.

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    Watch the sealions below the cliff

    by gubbi1 Written Sep 8, 2007

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    Sealions, Point Reyes, CA, US
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    Well, you can't approch them as Point Reyes has very high and steep cliffs, but there is a place where you will find a lookout to watch them sitting on rocks down at the water.

    How to get there: Before reaching the parking (about 300 - 400 meters) there is a small wooden sign on the left side of the road. The day I had been there I had to park very close, as the parking was crowded.

    If you are there, be quiet and listen to their sound... it's funny ;)

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    Flowers along the way: Arroyo Lupine

    by jessicadf Updated May 30, 2003

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    Arroyo Lupine

    Thank you Annapet for giving a name to flowers I've seen growing on the Marin County hillsides all my life. These are one type of lupine that grow around here. These guys get big, shrubby and hearty. Gorgeous, they are!

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    Flowers along the way: White Thistle

    by jessicadf Updated May 28, 2003

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    Ouch!

    Not often seen, this was a gorgeous, huge, white thistle plant. Not like the taller purple thistle that grow abundantly through the Marin hills, the white thistle is low to the ground and wide. Neat! Wouldn't want to step on it!

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    Flowers along the way: Berries and Spiderwebs

    by jessicadf Updated May 28, 2003

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    Morning berries and webs

    Near the beach were large shrubs with these red berries. I want to think they're raspberries, but I don't believe we *have* wild raspberries on the West Coast. Perhaps I'm wrong? Regardless, I loved this early morning shot of the berry, and the spiderweb.

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    Wildlife along the way: Gopher

    by jessicadf Written May 28, 2003

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    Hissss

    This little guy was going crazy on the grass near the bathrooms at Coast Camp. He was rolling around on the grass, flipping, rolling, darting about. When we'd get somewhat near, he's stop for a moment and bare his long buck teeth. Then he'd go back to rolling about.

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    Wildlife along the way: Deer

    by jessicadf Written May 28, 2003

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    Where's waldo?

    On Sunday evening, just before sunset, a mother doe and her fawn came walking across the campground. They bounded up the hillside and stopped to graze for a while. I only wish I had a telephoto on my camera The fawn was so tiny and so sweet.

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    Wildlife along the way: Rabbits

    by jessicadf Updated May 28, 2003

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    What's up, doc?

    Not ON the trail, but slightly off of it, we came across this sweet bunny. We heard tell at the ranger station that baby bunnies had been spotted here the day before. This was the only bunny we saw, but what a cute rabbit he was!

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    Wildlife along the way: Birds

    by jessicadf Updated Aug 5, 2003

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    Flap flap flap

    Pelican patrol the Point Reyes coastline. I was lucky enough to capture this one with my camera on a clear, blue morning.

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    Flowers along the way: Foxglove

    by jessicadf Written May 28, 2003

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    Wild foxglove

    How about a little wild foxglove? I told Yubert not to eat this flower (as though he would). Unless he needs a dose of Digitalis, of course.

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