Last week I posted a blog about some mysterious rock structures in upper Bidwell Park, across the road and to the north of Day Camp.
While poking around that section of  the park after following the road to the end one spring day, Thomas and I got to talking about the …

2 July 2012  Bidwell Park history

Although our best hikes have been out in the blue yonder, sometimes Thomas and I just need to get out and moving, so we take a walk in our neighborhood. It’s the old Barber neighborhood on the southwest edge of town.
We’re close enough to downtown to visit the Thursday Night …

27 June 2012  Black Butte Lake

On weekends when we don’t get farther afield, Thomas and I like to get in a good long walk in upper Bidwell Park, usually past the gate at Horseshoe Lake parking area. Each time, I try to remember the names of the wildflowers I see there that I don’t find …

10 June 2012  Black Butte Lake

 

The world of the desert is always a surreal place. We’ve been through marble canyons and a fern grotto, walked among the smooth moon rocks of a fossil waterfall and wondered at the forever vistas.
But I’d never seen apartments dug into the side of clay cliffs before we rounded a …

3 June 2012  Black Butte Lake

 
 
There are a number of things I notice while I’m hiking, the geology of where we are, the preponderance of wildflowers in Northern California and the changing leaf patterns from season to season.
I’m known to keep my head down and look for stuff on the ground. But Saturday, as …

28 May 2012  Black Butte Lake

 

It just seems so much wilder and far-away from town. That’s how I see upper Bidwell Park compared to lower Bidwell Park. With the weather being so iffy as of late, especially the weekends when Thomas and I have more time tohike, we’ve been staying closer to home and taking …

23 March 2012  Black Butte Lake

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Today, husband Thomas takes over with the On Foot blog.
We travel as much as possible, sometimes by car, mostly on foot. We own aGPS, but it seems doomed to life on a shelf, while we use maps and followsigns to …

13 March 2012  Black Butte Lake

Well before 8 a.m., we’re out walking the asphalt trail along Chico Creek in lower Bidwell Park.
Most days we pass by the regulars, either joggers plodding along before their day gets started, or the steadfast walkers determined to get some exercise while the park is still quiet. And then …

2 March 2012  Black Butte Lake

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Yes, On Foot is back. At least in blog form these days with so much morespace available to writers in the Internet.
My printed On Foot columns stopped last spring when the Enterprise-Recorddid some readjusting …

15 February 2012  Black Butte Lake

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The weekend weather was just too nice. Sunny, with high thin clouds,temperatures in the 50s when we started out and hitting the mid-60s by thetime were ready to come home.It was first hike along the Rim Trail in …

6 February 2012  Bidwell Park, Rim Trail
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