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Sacramento National Wildlife Complex – a Birding Paradise

The annual mass migration along the Pacific Flyway is in full swing by Thanksgiving.  Over 1.5 million ducks, geese, and other waterfowl pass through the Sacramento National Wildlife Complex or stop to claim it for their winter…


Posted on December 3, 2020 at 9:56am

Sierra Foothills - Hiking Inn-to-Inn along the American River

The American River starts high in the peaks of the Sierra Nevada.  It winds and crashes through deep canyons down to the foothills where it eventually is tamed to form Folsom Lake.  Released again, it flows wide and powerful to meet the Sacramento River.  This moderate 66-mile, four-day walkabout starts in the foothill town of…


Posted on April 12, 2019 at 1:59pm

Hiking Grizzly Island

A small herd of tule elk bounded out of the trees and into the marsh.  All males with impressive racks, they splashed through the shallows startling egrets and sending a flock of ducks aloft as they raced to an open field and disappeared.

Grizzly Island, 8,800 acres of marshland is a…


Posted on February 13, 2019 at 11:30am

The Joys of a Multi-Day Hike from Inn-to-Inn

There is a surge of popularity for hiking from inn-to-inn in Europe, and the same is true in California.  Adventurers hike trails connecting coastal villages along the wild Pacific.  They trek through the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains, along the serene beaches of Southern California, and through the parklands around the San…


Posted on January 22, 2019 at 10:55am — 2 Comments

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At 5:26pm on July 16, 2020, Mike Davis said…
Hi Tom, thanks for your response. We found your email and look forward to taking some of these hikes. Hope you and your family are staying safe and thanks again!

Mike Davis
At 10:16am on July 16, 2020, Mike Davis said…


We did not receive anything on the 12th.  Could you resend to azdavisfamily@comcast.net and azdavisfamilybusiness@gmail.com? Thanks so much, looking forward to receiving this info so we can begin planning our trip!


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At 1:26pm on November 5, 2019, Sue Schubert said…

Tom--Do you have experience with anyone using your books and asking about two things--Sending a box ahead to a final destination so they don't have to carry everything on their backs; and also about how people transit back to their rental car which they left as they began their journey inn to inn? My friend and I would like to use your book (very good, BTW) but need to see if these two things are possible. I assume we can check with our final destination hotel for my first question; but the transport might be an issue. Lyft on the coast of California? thanks, Sue

At 3:25pm on May 20, 2019, Damon Allswang said…

Hi Tom,

Thanks, I did receive the books. They were sent to my old address. My friend and I will be taking two walks this summer--from her place in SF (staying at the Marin Headlands Hostel the first night) to Pt. Reyes and, later, from Malibu to Newport Beach. Thanks for the inspiration!



At 10:41am on September 20, 2016, Diane Wood said…

Thanks Tom for the quick reply. Someday we may do the Northern hikes, but since we live in Southern Cal (Orange County), the Malibu to Mexico is much more practical for us now.

At 3:09pm on October 28, 2009, Christie Kelley said…
Tom, I did check out the site and really enjoyed seeing your daughter and am very impressed by the site. It would be fun to catch up with you and Heidi-
At 6:49pm on November 28, 2008, Michael Marti said…

Well, you have convinced me! We will do your Walkabout The Marin Coast - Marin Headlands to Point Reyes in March of 2009. I did purchase your "Walkabout" on the hike and wonder if you can tell me where I might find detail trail maps for this hike. Your map on page 2 is a good overview, but I would like more detail. Wonder if you can help?

Best regards,Mike Marti

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