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The heat can be hallucinatory, they say, turning the mind to mush and leading to all sorts of wild and unbidden thoughts. Remember that first brutal early June triple-digit temperature spell? As I was staggering through the American River canyon in
The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is battling a five acre blaze Wednesday in Big Basin Redwoods State Park.
Photo Tom Stienstra/SFChronicle.com This is Wednesday and that means this is the last day to book a campsite reservation at a state park for a Friday arrival on Memorial Day Weekend. A detailed recreation forecast for the upcoming weekend will appear
Despite objections from the federal government and environmentalists, the state Park and Recreation Commission on Friday unanimously approved the first planning blueprint in the history of the state's oldest park. The Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Adding to a growing number of Santa Cruz Mountain land acquisitions, the Sempervirens Fund this week announced the preservation of a 76-acre stand of redwoods, a move that helps protect an endangered seabird. Known as the Lachenbruch Property, the
Resident of San Jose Known to his friends as "Bob," passed away at home on March 24, 2013...He served in WW II in the Army Air Corps in India, and graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.S...He moved with his former wife Shirley and their
There still are plenty of places where the temperature is tolerable, even at night. Close to home, Big Basin Redwoods State Park is one of these places. Best of all, you can rent cozy tent cabins with wood stoves to take the edge off the nighttime
Walnut Creek resident Joyce Starr, 82, has been visiting Big Basin Redwoods State Park since she was a child. She'd often spend two months of her summer vacation camping with her family at the park, located about 10 miles north of Boulder Creek. "It'
If you don't like to sleep on the ground, Little Basin, the newest park facility in the Bay Area's nine counties, has cabins with new mattresses for $85 a night through April. If you love wildlife, two bobcats have been cruising along the edge of the
But for nearly 80 years, generations of campers, scout troops and other park lovers also have listened to rangers deliver nature talks at Big Basin's historic campfire center, a rustic outdoor theater where the seats are carved from fallen old-growth