Point Reyes remains fascinating, beautiful and diverse. I urge you to stop by the excellent visitors center in Bear Valley and take short walks to see the nearby San Andreas Fault (check out our related story), the Morgan horse facility and Kule Loklo. California Indian skills classes are offered at Kule Loklo in the spring and fall.
We are sad to report that Charles Zetterquist passed away on October 28, 2008. You can read his obituary here: http://www1.pressdemocrat.com/article/20081031/OBITS/810310339/1052/OBITS?Title=Charles_Zetterquist If you venture out to the lighthouse, and I hope you do, be sure and take layers of clothing with you. It’s a dramatic piece of land exposed to powerful elements blowing in from the sea. On weekends, during the winter months when California Grey Whales are migrating, the road to the lighthouse is closed. Visitors must take a shuttle. If you can, visit the lighthouse on weekdays to avoid the crowds. And keep your eyes peeled for the fastest birds on earth. The last time I was there I spotted three Peregrine Falcons racing the wind.