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Theme: San Francisco Bay Area Wildflowers

Six Sure-Fire Wildflower Hikes

A Few More Wildflower Tips

Identifying the Mystery Plant

Wildflower and Plant Guides - Web and Electronic Resources

Other Features

Pigs, Pigs and More Pigs...

How Green is Your Gear?

Celebrate Earth Day 2000/California Trail Days and National Trails Day at Arastradero Preserve

Wild Lit

Note from the Literary Editor

Monte Bello - Devavani Chatterjea-Matthes

After a Measured Cup of Warming Brandy - Tim Bellows

Comings and Goings - Christopher Woods


From the Editor

Park News

Trail Center Notes

Upcoming Events

The Trail Companion

Spring 2000

From the Editor

by Scott Heeschen

We wish you great luck flower-spotting this spring with our flower guides!

And coming up in The Trail Campanion...

Summer 2000
Long Distance Hiking in the Bay Area: Long distance footpaths are a lot closer than the Sierra (and not just the Bay Area Ridge Trail and Skyline-to-the-Sea). Get to know the Bay Area without a car.
Fall 2000
Exploring History: All of our public lands have stories to tell. From one-time San Francisco Mayor and California Governor "Sunny Jim" Rolph's spread along the crest of the Santa Cruz Mountains (now Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve) to the grizzly bears that once roamed the hills, discover the history of our parks - both human and natural. well as news of Trail Center events, park news, and new literary works. "Along the Trail" will return in the next issue.

We're always looking for contributions to the newsletter-trail and park issues, hike/bike/ride descriptions, book reviews, volunteer opportunities, and literary works (poetry or prose) on wilderness, the outdoors and human-powered outdoor recreation (and you needn't be restricted by the issue theme). Articles may be up to 250 words in length (feature articles may be longer). We may also be interested in reprinting or adapting articles published elsewhere in print or linking to articles published electronically.
Deadlines for upcoming issues:
Summer 2000: Friday, June 2
Fall 2000: Friday, Sept. 8
Submit literary works or questions to Geoffrey Skinner, Literary Editor, c/o of the Trail Center or by e-mail ; all others, to Scott Heeschen, Trail Companion Editor, c/o the Trail Center or by e-mail.

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