The Fog Dodgers invite all residents and visitors of the Mendocino Coast to join us on our weekly group runs and walks. We have runners and walkers of all abilities (and even some bikers) and we have only one "rule" - we start at exactly 8:00 a.m. on Sundays. Exercise at your own pace (1/2 hour out, 1/2 hour back) and experience the fresh Mendocino coastal air.

Fog Dodgers provides a fun, safe way to explore some of our local trails and back roads and to meet new friends. You can find out where we're going to be by reading the bottom of last week's post, then clicking on the "Our Routes" tab above. We average 15-20 persons each Sunday and typically half will go to breakfast together afterwards at a nearby restaurant.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

PUDDING CREEK TRESTLE


We were a hearty group of runners and walkers. The weather was very chilly today with incredible clouds. John provided us with five lovely photos despite his ability to attend today. Send him good wishes and special thoughts and hope we see him next Sunday.



Pudding Creek at Sunrise
                  
There were plenty of other walkers today and the guests at The Beachcomber were gathering around the fire pits. Today the creek was trying very hard to connect with ocean and the wind blew hard today.
Pudding Creek from the Bridge
  Mark your calendars for our annual pot luck breakfast and cookie exchange, Sunday Dec. 11th.  It will be at the Riley's house.  Bring any kind of breakfast item,  and a plate full of cookies if you wish to participate in the Cookie Exchange.  You'll be able to follow someone after our run/walk to the breakfast, if you haven't been there before, or ask me for the address if you have a GPS.
Ravens & Vultures

Pudding Creek Cypresses

Inflight Heron

Present today: Runners Jan & Ron; Walkers Nancy B., Rick, Neil, Joe, Peter & Shari, Bill & Jordan, Fran, Charlene and Sam (13).

SUNDAY, DEC. 18TH, CASPAR LOGGING ROAD
SUNDAY, DEC. 25TH, NOYO HEADLANDS PARK - SOUTH


NEXT SUNDAY, DATE @ 8:00 A.M.: SUNDAY, DEC. 11TH, POMO BLUFFS-NOYO BAY (pot luck breakfast and cookie exchange)

 
EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY, GROUP RUN @ 7:00 A.M.: BIG RIVER LOGGING ROAD.




Sunday, November 27, 2016

NOYO HEADLANDS PARK - NORTH

We ran and walked at the Noyo Headlands Park - North this morning.  There was a little bit of rain, not enough to soak us but just enough to keep us wondering.   The ocean was quite stirred up and noisy and beautiful!  I think that it was about 50 degrees with only a slight breeze, a beautiful morning!  John's picture below shows it perfectly.  Thank you, John, for always supplying us with nice photos.

Glass Beach, J. Loomis photo
Present today:  Neil, Jeff, Zelda, Jan, Nancy B., Rick, Nancy, T., Roger, Charlene, Ron, John, Toni, Joe, Geri, Nancy and Tom (16).

Pudding Creek Dam and fishway, J. Loomis photo

Pudding Creek trestle, J. Loomis photo
Mark your calendars for our annual pot luck breakfast and cookie exchange, Sunday Dec. 11th.  It will be at the Riley's house.  Bring any kind of breakfast item,  and a plate full of cookies if you wish to participate in the Cookie Exchange.  You'll be able to follow someone after our run/walk to the breakfast, if you haven't been there before, or ask me for the address if you have a GPS.

Great Blue Heron, J. Loomis photo
SUNDAY, DEC. 4TH, PUDDING CREEK TRESTLE
SUNDAY, DEC. 11TH, POMO BLUFFS-NOYO BAY (pot luck breakfast and cookie exchange)
SUNDAY, DEC. 18TH, CASPAR LOGGING ROAD
SUNDAY, DEC. 25TH, NOYO HEADLANDS PARK - SOUTH

NEXT SUNDAY, DEC. 4TH @ 8:00 A.M.:  PUDDING CREEK TRESTLE

EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY, GROUP RUN @ 7:00 A.M.: BIG RIVER LOGGING ROAD.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Seventh Annual Bin-2-Bin Run and Walk

The clouds parted, the sun came out, it was about 52 degrees and just a very slight breeze.  Seemed just right for a morning run or walk.  And, it was!  We had a nice group of happy people, including Nancy Severi, who manages the Food Bank.  Nancy took our photo just before the 8:00 a.m. start and who knows, it may show up in the Advocate News!

Noyo Bridge, J. Loomis photo
It was our Seventh Annual Bin-2-Bin Run/Walk, done to have fun and to help out the Food Bank.  We ran and walked to each of our grocery stores, bought a couple of food items and then deposited them in the Food Bank's bins as we left the stores.  The runners visited Harvest and Safeway twice and Purity once.  Walkers visited Harvest twice and Safeway once.  This was our Seventh Annual Bin-2-Bin and it grows a bit each year.   It started out as an actual race but now we just have fun!

Noyo River Bridge looking north, always fun to cross


The Noyo Jetty, J. Loomis photo
Mark your calendars for our annual pot luck breakfast and cookie exchange, Sunday Dec. 11th.  It will be at the Riley's house.  Bring any kind of breakfast item,  and a plate full of cookies if you wish to participate in the Cookie Exchange.

Present today: Orah, Steve, Nancy B., Rick, Beth, Jan, Jeff, Nancy T., Roger, Bob J., Toni, Joe, John, Bob, Laura, Cheryl, Geri, Nancy and Tom (19).

SUNDAY, NOV. 27TH, NOYO HEADLANDS PARK - NORTH
SUNDAY, DEC. 4TH, PUDDING CREEK TRESTLE
SUNDAY, DEC. 11TH, POMO BLUFFS-NOYO BAY (pot luck breakfast and cookie exchange)
SUNDAY, DEC. 18TH, CASPAR LOGGING ROAD
SUNDAY, DEC. 25TH, NOYO HEADLANDS PARK - SOUTH


NEXT SUNDAY, NOV. 27TH @ 8:00 A.M.:  NOYO HEADLANDS PARK NORTH (near Glass Beach).

EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY, GROUP RUN @ 7:00 A.M.: BIG RIVER LOGGING ROAD.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

BIG RIVER LOGGING ROAD

I've been gone for awhile and while gone, John sent the photo below.  Since tonight is the Super Moon, the photo seemed appropriate.





This morning, we met at Big River.  It was about 50 degrees and overcast.

another photo from John, taken last week at 7:30, showing that the City had not "fallen back".
Present today:  Nancy B., Rick, Nancy T., Roger, Chandra, Cheryl, John, Bob, Charlene, Ron, Susan, Bruce (in a kayak! a Fog Dodger first), Toni, Joe, Shari, Peter, Fran, Deb, Sam, Orah, Steve,  Nancy and Tom (23), and I think I've forgotten one.


In Moab, Utah, a few weeks ago,  we ran into some other couple.  We had fun camping and touring Arches NP.
John has sent me photos from today, the four below.  I hope we all have high-speed.  Remember when we had dial-up?








SUNDAY, NOV. 20th, Bin2Bin2Bin Charity Run/Walk for the Food Bank, starting at Harvest Market.  We start at Harvest, run/walk inside and buy a food item, pay for it and then drop it in the Food Bank Bin on the way out the door.  Run/Walk to Safeway and repeat the process.  Runners then run to Purity while walkers return to starting point.  You needn't spend a lot of money, could buy anything from a bag of beans to cash towards a turkey.  Save your receipts for a tax write-off.  It's fun and it gives you beautiful views as you cross the Noyo Bridge.

SUNDAY, NOV. 27TH, NOYO HEADLANDS PARK - NORTH
SUNDAY, DEC. 4TH, PUDDING CREEK TRESTLE

NEXT SUNDAY, NOV. 20TH @ 8:00 A.M.:  HARVEST MARKET PARKING LOT, Bin2Bin2Bin Run/Walk.  see above

EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY, GROUP RUN @ 7:00 A.M.: BIG RIVER LOGGING ROAD.

Monday, November 7, 2016

NOYO HEADLANDS PARK- NORTH

Neither myself or any of the other moderators were at Sunday's run/walk.  John was there and, as always, submitted some nice photos of the morning.  Unfortunately, while trying to write this while on our iPad, I can't copy and paste those photos to the blog.

Besides John, trying to keep up with three of our women runners, I'm not sure who was in attendance.   When I can, I'll post John's photos.  One of his photos was of the beautiful city clock near the Guest House.  Hopefully the Fog Dodgers were better about setting their clocks back one hour for Standard Time than the City of Fort Bragg.  Also, John reported that it was a beautiful morning to run along the shore, following the earlier rain.


NEXT SUNDAY, Nov. 13th @ 8:00 A.M., Big River Logging Road

SUNDAY, NOV. 20th, Bin2Bin2Bin Charity Run/Walk for the Food Bank, starting at Harvest Market.

EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY, GROUP RUN @ 7:00 A.M.: BIG RIVER LOGGING ROAD.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Big River

Our small but hardy runners and walker enjoyed the rain this morning. Bob, John and I walked briskly together and solved all the problems in Mendocino (we weren't ready to solve all the problems of the world.) We advised the Big River Park staff that they needed to take better care of the trail:  keep the rain water in the ditch on the north side, clear out ditches to the water will flow through, and remove the debris off the trail. We hope they heard our requests. We also saw that a bear had been around earlier. We watched the birds and the seals (sea lions?) , on the other side of the river. The seals were diving and jumping in the water as though they were catching fish for their breakfast. 

John Loomis provided the photos below:

 View of the bridge on a rainy day.


Can't see the seals, but they were right near the tip of 
the spit in the estuary of this photo.


Of course we have to celebrate Halloween!



SUNDAY, 11/13, BIG RIVER
SUNDAY, 11/20, 7th Annual Bin-2-Bin-2-Bin (local fun/charity run/walk)


NEXT SUNDAY, 11/6 @ 8:00 A.M.: NOYO HEADLANDS PARK - NORTH

EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY, GROUP RUN @ 7:00 A.M.: BIG RIVER LOGGING ROAD.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

NAVARRO RIDGE ROAD

We had a small but hardy group of three runners and four walkers. The weather was chilly but spectacular. The sky was bright blue and yellow, colors from the sun and puffy clouds. Thankfully there weren't very many cars on the road so we had it to ourselves most of the time. And, of course, those who love the blackberry sauce for the pancakes enjoyed it. John Loomis took some fantastic photos that truly caught the beauty of the sky this morning. Enjoy his photos (some were taken another day) and hope to see more of you next Sunday.

  Distant barn with the golden sunlight.

Present were:  Bob, John and Jan, and Nancy & Rick and Toni & Joe. (7)


Closer image of the barn.
 

The same barn with fog rolling in behind.



Laundry drying.



SUNDAY, 11/6, NOYO HEADLANDS PARK - NORTH
SUNDAY, 11/13, BIG RIVER
SUNDAY, 11/20, 7th Annual Bin-2-Bin-2-Bin (local fun/charity run/walk)


NEXT SUNDAY, DATE @ 8:00 A.M.: BIG RIVER

 
EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY, GROUP RUN @ 7:00 A.M.: BIG RIVER LOGGING ROAD.