I spent several hours hiking in a park that I think very few people find called Portola Redwood State Park yesterday. I was driving along Skyline Drive, meeting very few cars despite being only a few miles west of the highly populated Santa Clara Valley. I saw a sign for the park, noting the wood redwood, and turned at the next road. If I had known it would still take half an hour of driving narrow twisty roads, I might not have gone; I would have missed a beautiful park. At 9:45 a.m., I was only the second visitor of the day. If you like hiking and solitude, I recommend Portola.
I am a reference librarian at the Thomas Ford Memorial Library who graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. I have worked in public libraries in Texas, Missouri, and Illinois. I am interested in promoting reference services and the reading of good books.