Earlier this month, Hall (@juniperridge) Alli (@nativeeverywhere) Jay (@onetrippass) Alison (@alaalison) Hanna (@kaptenhanna) Flynn (@flynnstagram) and myself, Obi (@coyotethunder) headed up to the West Point Inn near the top of Mount Tamalpais for an evening of wild mushroom foraging and bourbon cocktails…in that order actually.

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Mount Tamalpais, or, the Grand Cathedral, as I am beginning to think of it, lies just north of San Francisco. It’s slopes are home to dense wooded forests of redwood (yes, Muir Woods is there), Bay Laurel, and Douglas Fir. It’s west face is the inspiration for the Juniper Ridge fragrance blend #steepravine, available at Juniperridge.com

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Hall – Mr. Juniperridge.

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Three weeks before the new year, looking east at dawn, across the Bay.

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I have a million poems written across my heart for this mountain I love – if only I could get them out.