Monday, April 28, 2014

60 Hikes in 60 Miles in 60 Weeks: Week Thirty-five
Henry W. Coe State Park
Mariposa lily, one of the beautiful wildflowers blooming now at Henry W. Coe

What it's like:
This 4.7 mile loop just scratches the surface of this massive state park east of Morgan Hill. But it's an itch that must be scratched!

Why now:
This is the goldilocks window for Coe -- not too hot, not too muddy, but simply perfect, with wildflowers everywhere.

If you can't make it this week:
I experienced an incredibly gorgeous Coe hike once in mid-June, when the flowers were still blooming and the morning was shrouded in fog. Other seasons are wonderful if you don't mind heat or mud.

Insider tip:
Hikers sometimes get overwhelmed with Coe's elevation changes -- this is a park with steep hills! The hike described here is moderate and totally achievable for beginners, but be sure to bring lots of water or electrolyte-replacing beverages.

Henry Coe is hike number 42 in 60 Hikes in 60 Miles: San Francisco (third edition)Read about this hike on BAHiker.

Alternate choice:
Chimney Rock, at the southern tip of Point Reyes, is bursting with color this week. Goldenfields, poppies, iris, and many more flowers spanning the colors of the rainbow bloom across the top of a dramatic oceanside bluff. The hike is an easy-going 2 miles, but it takes a good long time to drive to this trailhead and there's not a lot of parking, so head out early and take your time.

Post your comments and experiences here or on the BAHiker Facebook page.


Anonymous said...

Amazing! Here they talk about incredibly gorgeous Coe. This is one of my favorite flowers that really attracts me. And you can buy my house quick because I wanted to go with another best option for me. I would be thankful to the author who shared this.

Data visualization said...

mariposa posa lily is such a pretty flower and it's hard to find where I live. I would like to visit this hiking place. however, check the Online data analytics services companies in USA for business solutions.

bed bugs fumigation in karachi said...

This flower looks amazing I have never seen this flower before I want to visit this hiking place and find this flower it will be a great tour of hiking for me. I will visit this place and I will find this flower. Thanks for sharing this amazing hiking place with us.

Anonymous said...

The NFL’s Pro Football Hall of Fame is a shrine to the very best of the sport. Every year, it welcomes between five and eight new inductees into its ranks, and every year, there’s one name that never seems to get mentioned so visit to info about pumpkins. But this year, that name belongs to an offensive lineman from Washington State University who played in only 15 games over four seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. He’s also one of only two players in NFL history to play for two teams before he was in his first draft class.

Jennifer Kasmer said...

I don't know about that flower I think every know about Coe aspect of me if anyone have picture of that so share here I am also decorate my CV Writing Service in Dubai office. maybe its looking so amazing.