May 12, 2023

Nate Seltenrich

Among all the stories I’ve written for Estuary News, what makes two stand out in my mind? Location, location, location. The first, which ran in December 2017, involved a visit to one of my favorite Bay Area wildernesses, Henry W. Coe State Park. In my 20s and 30s I made many memorable backpacking and hiking trips throughout this vast, little-known park. The opportunity years later to return to a remote corner of the park with scientists studying wildlife in pristine Coyote Creek made for a very meaningful experience—and an interesting article, Coyote’s Cache of Intermittent Riches. The second, by contrast, represented my introduction to a whole new place: San Rafael’s waterfront Canal neighborhood. Through numerous visits to the area, both by foot...
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