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A Brief History of Bay Area Parks and Open Space
   Pt. 1, 1840s-1950s


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   Pt. 1, San Mateo County



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Sudden Oak Death

Oak Mortality Syndrome

Grazing Through Huckleberry Heaven

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Blacksmith Fork and Fox - Megan E. Hansen

Down Harkins Fire Road (El Mar de la Purissima - Greg Dunn


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The Trail Companion (ISSN 1528-0241 (print); 1094-222X (online)) is the quarterly newsletter of the Trail Center.

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The Trail Companion

Fall 2000

Wild Lit

Down Harkins Fire Road
(El Mar de la Purissima)

Greg Dunn

A pale tide
floods the redwoods,
swirls over chaparral ridges.
The mountains sink
below a white sea;
we ride the waves
a thousand feet
above the coast.
Una pleamar pálida
inunda las secoyas,
remolina alrededor
de las arrugas de chaparral.
Las montañas desaparecen
debajo de un mar blanco;
montamos las olas
trescientos metros
por encima de la costa.


      Greg Dunn is an avid cyclist, hiker and poet. He writes, "Purissima Creek Redwoods is one of my favorite places in the Santa Cruz Mountains. I wrote this poem after an early morning visit when only the summit was above the fog."

Blacksmith Fork and Fox - Megan E. Hansen
Down Harkins Fire Road (El Mar de la Purissima) - Greg Dunn


     
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