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This Week:

03/26/’16 – Loch Lomond Reopens After 3 Years

 
What sets you free? Hike. Bike. Camp. Fish. Boat. Wildlife watch. Explore. www.TomStienstra.com


 
01/23/’16 – KCBS’ Larry Green into Hall of Fame

 
What sets you free? Hike. Bike. Camp. Fish. Boat. Wildlife watch. Explore. www.TomStienstra.com


 
01/16/’16 – Showtime In The Outdoors

 
11/21/’15 – Redwood Friday

 
What sets you free? Hike. Bike. Camp. Fish. Boat. Wildlife watch. Explore. www.TomStienstra.com


 
11/14/’15 – Seacliff State Beach


 
11/07/’15 – Bay Area Wetlands By Region

 


 
10/31/’15 – Bay Area’s 10 Best Recreation Sites

Go with someone you care for to transform your life.

 
10/12/’15 – O’Rourke’s Bench World-Class Views

 


 
10/03/’15 – RV For Fall

 


 
09/26/’15 – Best Spots To See Blood Moon

 


 
09/19/’15 – Coastside Fishing Club

Annual banquet, Saturday night, Sept. 26, at the San Mateo Elks Lodge. $37.

Register at: coastsidefishingclub.com

Funds raised pay for salmon net pen project at Pillar Point Harbor. Tag returns this summer show this program had more than 10 times the success than the federal Coleman hatchery in the north state.

 


09/12/’15 – Portola Redwoods Drive & Explore

 


09/05/’15 – Salmon Bite Best of Year

 


08/29/’15 – Bay Area’s 10 Best Parks

 


08/22/’15 – Lifejackets For End of Summer

 


08/15/’15 – Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

 


08/01/’15 – Drought-Proof Lakes For August

 


07/25/’15 – Caples & Carson Lakes Answer For Families

What sets you free? Hike. Bike. Camp. Fish. Boat. Wildlife watch. Explore.

 


07/11/’15 – Lifejackets & You

 


07/04/’15 – Boater’s Q&A

What sets you free? Hike. Bike. Camp. Fish. Boat. Wildlife watch. Explore.

 


06/27/’15 – Redwood Empire for 4th of July

What sets you free? Hike. Bike. Camp. Fish. Boat. Wildlife watch. Explore.

 


06/13/’15 – Boat Your Way To Freedom

What sets you free? Hike. Bike. Camp. Fish. Boat. Wildlife watch. Explore.

 


06/30/’15 – Tahoe Is a Go

Tahoe area state parks, D.L. Bliss State Park, (530) 525-7277, http://www.parks.ca.gov.

 

Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, South Lake Tahoe, (530) 543-2600, http://www.fs.usda.gov/ltbmu.

 

For campgrounds in all areas, see the new Moon Northern California Camping at http://tomstienstra.com/books/california-camping.

 


05/23/’15 – Best Areas For Lakes

 


05/16/’15 – Memorial Day Wildlife Watch

05/09/’15 – Grizzly Island Wildlife Area

 


04/25/’15 – Rancho del Oso Open House

 


04/11/’15 – Briones Regional Park

 


04/04/’15 – Dolores Park Cleanup

 


 

03/28/’15 – Salmon Season Opens

 


 

03/20/’15 – Mount Diablo Contacts

 


 

03/14/’15 – Lakes In Good Shape

 


 

03/07/’15 – Marin Headlands Views

 


 

02/28/’15 – Bean Hollow State Beach

 


02/21/’15 – Big Basin Redwoods State Park

 


02/14/’15 – Bay Area Trout Lakes Come To Life

 


02/07/’15 – Marin’s Hill 88

 


01/31/’15 – Free Outdoor Trips

 


01/24/2015 – Dipsea Trail

 


01/17/2015 – Los Vaqueros Reservoir

 


01/10/’15 – El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve

 


01/03/’15 – Mountain Bike To Coit Lake

 


12/27/’14 – Christmas Wish & New Year’s Resolutions

 


12/20/’14 – Selection of Tahoe Ski Areas:

Helpful Resources:

 


12/13/’14 – Marin’s 6 Waterfalls

 


11/29/’14 – Golden Gate Bridge

 


11/22/’14 – Tomales Bay Getaway

 


11/15/’14 – Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Driving Tour

 


11/08/’14 – Crab Combos-a-Go

 


11/01/’14 – Presidio’s Inspiration Point

 


10/25/’14 – Youth In The Outdoors

 


10/18/’14 – Tahoe In The Fall

 


10/11/’14 – Yosemite In The Fall

 


09/27/’14 – Rain Sweetens Lake, Trout Plants
Six lakes stocked for weekend:

 


09/20/’14 – Fall Colors
Sept. 15-30: Eastern Sierra,
Oct. 1-15: Lake Tahoe Basin
Nov. 1-15: West slope of Sierra, north state in vicinity of Mount Shasta.
Nov. 15-30: Bay Area, south Peninsula.

 


09/13/’14 – Mountain Lion Facts

 


09/06/’14 – These National Parks-a-Go

 


08/30/’14 – Kayak Rentals

Kayak Rentals at Lakes

 


08/23/’14 – Tahoe’s Best Views

See California Hiking <a href="http://www.TomStienstra.com&quot; target

 


08/16/’14 – Look To The Night Sky

 


08/09/’14 – Full Moon Walks
Best spots in Bay Area:

If you camp:

 


08/02/’14 – El Nino On The Way
Best Bets:

 


07/26/’14 – Hummingbird Feeders
How to attract hummingbirds:

Tom Stienstra will give the show, Electrifying Wildlife Encounters, at REI-San Jose/Saratoga at 7 p.m. Tuesday, and at REI-Berkeley at 7 p.m. Thursday; he will present Sierra Crossing, the Epic Journey You Can Do In A Week, at REI-Corte Madera at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

 


07/17/’14 – Rafting In A Drought

 


07/12/’14 – High-Country Lake-Based Rec Areas

What sets you free? Hike. Bike. Camp. Fish. Boat. Wildlife watch. Explore. Plus see the book Moon California Camping at <a href="http://www.TomStienstra.com&quot; target

 


07/05/’14 – Surfing & Stand Up Paddleboarding

 


06/28/’14 – Free Outdoor Trips

 


06/21/’14 – Best Sierra View | Mitchell Peak

 


06/14/’14 – Gold Lake Highway
Best Bets:

 


06/07/’14 – Peters Creek Grove
Portola Redwoods State
At present, a 12.5-mile round trip to Peters Creek Grove. Proposed trailhead out of Skyline Open Space Preserve would make in a 2-mile trip, one-way.

 


05/31/’14 – Trout Streams A Go
Best Bets:

Contacts:

 


05/24/’14 – Bridge The Divide
. . . take a youngster with you on your trip this weekend
Bay Area Recreation Resources

 


05/17/’14 – Peninsula’s Redwood Triangle
5 Parks Linked By Trails

 


05/10/’14 – Salmon

 


05/03/’14 – Yosemite In May

 


04/26/’14 – Kayak Rentals

Kayak Rentals at Lakes

 


04/19/’14 – Devils Slide Trail

 


04/12/’14 – Favorite Cabins For Rent

 


03/29/’14 – Salmon Season
Open Day Saturday, April 5

 


03/22/’14 – What If Everybody Ran?

 


03/15/’14 – Windy Hill Open Space Preserve

 


03/08/’14 – Wilder Ranch State Park
My favorite mountain bike ride

 


03/01/’14 – Sunol Regional Wilderness

 


02/22/’14 – Trout Bite At San Pablo Reservoir

 


02/15/’14 – Grizzly Island Wildlife Area

 


02/08/’14 – Selection Of Tahoe Ski Areas

Helpful Resources:

 


02/01/’14 – Take Care of Your Bird Friends

 


01/25/’14 – Waterbird Festival

richardsonbay.audubon.org

 

 


01/18/’14 – Whale Watch

 


01/11/’14 – Yosemite Opening Up For Spring

 


01/04/’14 – Family Bike: Feel Like A Kid Again

 


12/28/13 – Drought Means Coastal Views

 


12/21/13 – $15 Federal Duck Stamp

 


12/14/’13 – SPOT GPS Tracker


12/07/13 – Winter Driving In Mountains


11/30/13 – Snow Sports Bests


11/23/13 – Big Sur’s Andrew Molera


11/16/13 – Top 10 Favorites Places
Tom Stienstra’s 10 Favorites Places Along The Coast and Bay shoreline to walk and explore during minus low tides:


11/09/13 – Sport Crab Season


11/02/13 – Winter Bests Contacts


10/26/13 – Bothin Marsh Open Space Preserve


10/19/13 – SF’s Embarcadero


10/12/13 – Marin Beaches


10/05/13 – Federal Shutdown?
Open for your visit:


09/28/13 – Bay Area’s Top 5 Mountain Tops

[ Read more: Tom Stienstra’s Top 5 Bay Area Mountain Tops ]


09/21/13 – Yosemite’s Operation Facelift
Tuesday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Sept. 29
Goal to pick up more than 20,000 pounds of trash at Yosemite National Park.


09/14/13 – Outdoors Connects For Life


09/07/13 – Lower Delta’s Big Break


08/31/13 – Labor Day Weekend Get-Outs


08/24/13 – Educational Boat Tour of SF Bay

A new “bay bridge” has opened to the public. Except this bridge does not span over the bay. This bridge runs from your mind and into the bay. For this “bay bridge,” you get on a boat.

This bridge is a new educational boat tour on San Francisco Bay. It’s sponsored by the Oceanic Society. And it’s a lot of fun.

You tour amid the bay’s landmarks. You see and identify marine mammals and shorebirds. Scientists aboard can answer any question you may have about the bay.

San Francisco Bay is actually the largest estuary west of the Mississippi River. It includes wetlands and salt marshes. It supports hundreds of species of fish and wildlife. It provides habitat for birds and marine mammals.

The Bay is what makes our region special.

The boat trips are three hours long. The routes may include cruising by Alcatraz, Angel Island and Treasure Island. You can venture past Fort Point, the Golden Gate Bridge and out to Point Bonita Lighthouse.

Trips depart out of San Francisco, at 5:00pm Saturdays on the “Salty Lady.” Then at 9:30am Sundays on the “Capt. Joey.” The cost is $54 for adults and $45 for children with adults.

This is a great new trip few know about. You could go this weekend.


08/17/13 – Calveras County Caverns


08/10/13 – Cabins & Cottages


08/03/13 – Green Light For Salmon Highway


07/27/13 – Stay Fire Safe


07/20/13 – Raft Tuolumne River


7/13/13 – The Stienstra Rules
“Have the best time of your life”


7/6/13 – Thunder & Lightning


06/29/13 – Best Spots For Wildlife Photography


06/22/13 – Lake Tahoe’s Grand Loop


06/15/13 –
Yosemite Creek Campground Opens Tuesday


06/08/13 – Best Bay Area Lakes For Swimming
All In East Bay Counties:


05/25/13 – Salvage Memorial Day With Kayak Rental
Rentals, Guided Trips

Kayak Rentals At Lakes


05/18/13 – D.L. Bliss State Park


05/11/13 – Crystal Springs Watershed
10-year Anniversary


05/04/13 – Boat Season Launch


04/27/13 – Little Basin Contacts


04/20/13 – Yosemite Opening Up For Spring


04/13/13 – Use Concrete From Demolition of
Old Bay Bridge & Candlestick Park


04/06/13 – Whale Watching From Shore
Current Best Spots:


03/30/13 – Salmon Season Opens April 6


03/23/13 – Mavericks
Located at south end at Pillar Point Head near Half Moon Bay.


03/16/13 – Options To Umunhum


03/09/13 – Battery Godfrey
At the Presidio, San Francisco Headlands


03/02/13 – Request From Our Wildlife Friends
Do not use poison to kill unwanted rodents. Use a trap or a cat. Poisoned rodents can be perilous for raptors, your cats and dogs. The poison can kills squirrels, birds, and who knows what else.


02/23/13 – Weekend Full of Activity / Contacts


02/16/13 – Point Reyes Lighthouse
Point Reyes National Seashore


02/9/13 – Invasive Mussels


02/02/13 – Horseback Riding The Right Way


01/26/13 – Cross-Country Ski Contacts


01/19/13 – 12 Coastal Getaways
Santa Cruz to San Francisco to Point Reyes


1/12/13 – Sportsmen’s Expo
The Sportsmen’s Expo runs through Sunday, Northern California’s only major fishing, hunting and boating show.


01/03/13 – Tennessee Valley Hike Or Bike


 

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