Tromp Blog

One Small Beach, Off-Leash Full-Time?

Rocko and Moose (not their actual names) at Corcoran Lagoon Beach, site of a proposed dog beach. Hilltromper photo.

Now this is a proposal that makes sense.

The Outdoor Poet: Susan Cohen

Brown pelican photographed by Scott Bourne/Creative Commons

"You aren’t pretty/ or songful, and yet,/around your extrovert’s beak – /hints/ of a satisfied smile..." —from "Ode to A Brown Pelican"

Blundering into Desolation

Desolation Wilderness, just south of Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada, draws throngs to picturesque spots like Island Lake. Photo by Brooke Wright.

Even making every rookie mistake in the book can't spoil the splendor.

The Outdoor Poet: Lucille Lang Day

Aerial view of gray whale and calf off the coast of California. Photo by NOAA.

From the Oakland-based poet, intimations of whale lullabies and wonder at the courtship dances of spring.

Hyperloop: It’s Not Hype

Hyperloop would take you from SF to LA in 30 minutes. For $20.

Elon Musk's insanely great mass-transit idea may just work.

Brat Patrol: Weekly Davenport Cleanups

Trash bags collected from Main Beach on July 5. Hilltromper photo.

Evidently the beach party set missed the memo from the Seventies: Pick up your trash!

In Pursuit of Perseids

One of the Fremont Peak Observatory telescopes awaits curious eyes.

It was a dark night on Fremont Peak...

2013 Monterey Bay Birding Festival

Great white egrets are just one treat in store at the Monterey Bay Birding Festival. Peter Wallack/Creative Commons

Break out your binocs—the birds are back in town.

Santa Cruz Super Enduro

Santa Cruz-based pro racer Scott Chapin cruises through a turn in the inaugural Santa Cruz Super Enduro last October.

Registration opens today for epic October event.

The Outdoor Poet: David Alpaugh

'The Earthworm Odyssey'