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Traffic Weather Travel
Friday, December 19, 2008
Loved To Death?
tide pools
At a tidal marine reserve, there's a fine line between the self-aware who love the tide pool reefs and the secret worlds you can find here - and the self-absorbed who love them to death. The Fitzgerald Marine Reserve in Moss Beach is the best testament to this in the Bay Area. Tom Stienstra.


  City Sports
Winter solstice at Muir Woods; see the Point Bonita Lighthouse; and more.
> More outdoor events by the bay and beyond.

  Safari In The City
Tour the winter breeding grounds of the impressive elephant seal.

  Not At All Gloomy
Spend a day at Oakland's Mountain View Cemetery for a state history lesson.

  Meditation On Snow
Mount Shasta is a wintertime mecca for spiritual seekers.

  Intact And Scenic
The sprawling Jenner Headlands, in Sonoma County, will soon open to the public.

Heart-Melting Vista
Fog or not, there are magic views from Castle Rock.


  Setting High Goals
Local outdoorsman to ascend Kilimanjaro in a wheelchair.
Photos | Video

Good Slope, Bad Slope
An environmental coalition grades Tahoe resorts. Here are the results »


  Hit The Trails
Check out these three Bay Area outings: Sweeney Ridge, Point Pinole and Tomales Bay.

  Post-Turkey Touring
Bike, hike or waddle along a Marin Country path from Greenbrae into Ross.

  Uplifting Changes
Sierra ski resorts primp selves for new season.

  The Grandest View
Now's the perfect time to visit Mount Diablo.

  Ski 'N' Save
The price of a skiing or snowboarding getaway doesn't have to break the bank.

  Extinction Prediction
Most of California's native native game fish could vanish by the end of the century.

Wave Watchers
The vaunted Vans Triple Crown of Surfing on Oahu's North Shore has begun.


Tom Stienstra

Warmer weather expected in time for holiday skiing. (12/18)

  Returning Home
Li'l Smokey and pals to be released into the wild. (12/14)

Three game wardens given Medal of Valor. (12/14)

"Trout War" continues over fish planting. (12/11)

  Big Bird-Watch
The annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count is an all-access happening. (12/11)

-- Tom's Archives

Brian Hoffman


  Fishing Report
A column about fishing and people who fish, from every water's edge.



  Three-Day Trek
Point Reyes Coastal Trail is one of the Bay Area best bets for adventure.

  Crossing The Sierra
An eight-part odyssey beneath California's highest peaks.

  Must-See List: California
Over 100 of the Golden State's top outdoor attractions.



New Surfing Page! Contests, conditions, big waves, wipeouts and more.

  Magic At Maverick's
The surfing at Maverick's was full of epic rides and huge wipeouts. Photos | Video | Your surf shots

  His Own Wavelength
Having won his ninth world title, 36-year-old Kelly Slater has become a sports legends.

Surf Links: Rentals, lessons, forecasts and coastal conservation.



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