Loren Adrian wrote, "Here are a couple of shots from Big River right after the big heat wave. There was a family of [River] Otters on the lower end of the river, a mother and her four offspring. My wife and I paddled up the river about two hours, then returned after we came across a log jam. It was a nice day on Big River.”
If you haven’t explored the trails at Big River, you are in for a treat. The Mendocino Land Trust acquired over 7000 acres in 2002. There is a ten-mile trail, formerly a haul road, that connects Big River Beach to Mendocino Woodlands State Park. You can hike or bike there, with the river flowing gently by your side. It is now part of California State Parks.
To learn more about the Big River Trail, here is the link to the Mendocino Land Trust: https://www.mendocinolandtrust.org/trails/central-coastal-trails/big-river-trail/
Thanks to Loren for allowing me to share his photos with you here.
Pelican Bluffs isn't open to the public yet, but it will be soon. The Mendocino Land Trust has paved the parking area and work has been done creating trails and building a boardwalk. Peter Reimuller walked these lands recently. The bluffs are very dramatic and beautiful. I really look forward to exploring here when it opens in the fall. I will let you know when the grand opening occurs.
To learn more about Pelican Bluffs and other public access places, here is the link to the Mendocino Land Trust's website: http://mendocinolandtrust.org/
Here is the direct link to learn more about Pelican Bluffs: http://www.mendocinolandtrust.org/trails/southern-coastal-trails/pelican-bluffs-trail/
A beautiful new 75 acre parcel has been acquired by the Mendocino Land Trust. It is located south of Point Arena on the west side of Highway One. It isn't yet opened to the public but will be soon. Peter Reimuller recently explored the land and took these photos.
You can see that this is a very beautiful part of the Mendonoma Coast. Kudos to all who made the acquisition a reality. To learn more about the wonderful work done by the Mendocino Land Trust, here is the link to their website: http://www.mendocinolandtrust.org/
Thanks to Peter for allowing me to share his photos with you here.
On a trip to Fort Bragg this week Rick and I noticed a new sign - The Peg and John Frankel Public Trail. It's just north Elk. We pulled over to explore. The views of the Pacific Ocean are spectacular there and I'm happy to share a photo here.
The trail just opened last month under the auspices of the Mendocino Land Trust, Coastal Conservancy and the CA Coastal Commission. It's only .3 mile long but it is a new portion of the CA Coastal Trail. It's called a lateral trail, which is west of Highway One, giving non-motorized traffic a safe buffer from the highway.
Piece by piece we are building the CA Coastal Trail. Here's a link to the Mendocino Land Trust to see what else they are accomplishing: http://www.mendocinolandtrust.org/?Home