Winter is a great time for hiking our beautiful Mt. Konocti. This challenging trek yields incredible panoramic views from the summit over Lake County and beyond. It’s a one-of-a-kind of perspective that rewards those who commit to this steep 3 mile uphill climb. Best done in months with cooler temperatures, those who seek adventure won’t want to miss this epic hike (be sure to take water and a snack). Trail head at 518 Konocti Rd, Kelseyville, CA.
Stargazer alert! A rare green comet is making its closest approach to Earth this week, even visible to the naked eye for some viewers. Known as C/2022 E3 (ZTF), the comet is passing by for the first time since the Stone Age! Those curious to see it should grab the chance, because it won’t return in our lifetime — or perhaps ever, Bay Area astronomers say.
The comet will make its brightest and closest approach to Earth this Wednesday, Feb. 1. Experts say it will be visible for several days before and after that date.
From a very dark sky location (like we enjoy in Lake County) it may be visible to the naked eye, but for most locations observers will need binoculars or a small telescope.
To spot the comet, look in the northeastern sky after 9 p.m. It will get progressively higher each day and will be almost directly above the North Star at around 10 p.m. Tuesday.
Stargazers tip: look straight at the North star and tip your head up a little bit, about twice the width of your outstretched fist.
Photo of our beautiful night sky by @mitchellckeen
Looking for a family friendly activity this weekend? Check out the natural history exhibit at Clear Lake State Park visitor center!
Open Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM, this educational exhibit features local wildlife, information about Clear Lake (don’t miss the aquarium in the back), and a look at the life of the indigenous Pomo people who were first inhabitants of Lake County.
When you’re finished at the visitor center, be sure to go for a hike along one of the many trails in the park. It’s a fun way to spend Saturday afternoon!
Many thanks to Brooke Herron at @winehikinglanguage for this piece she penned for carpetravel.com titled, “Discover Lake County, CA; Where to Sip, Stay and Eat.”
The piece focuses primarily on five of our premier local wine tasting rooms Six Sigma Ranch, Vineyard and Winery, Rosa D'oro Vineyards, Boatique Winery, Wild Diamond Vineyards, and Shannon Family of Wines Mercantile, along with her recommendations for stays and dining including Tallman Hotel, Suite On Main Kelseyville, Saw Shop Public House, and Blue Wing Saloon.
We hope you come back and stay with us soon, Brooke!
*link to the article is in our profile ♥️....
These are the California winter days we dream about. The air is clear and crisp. The sun is shining. The hills are carpeted in a cloak of fresh green. The lake is full. Days like this are perfect for hiking, kayaking, fishing, wandering and wine tasting….we invite you to let the day take you where it will in Lake County 💙
Drone video courtesy of @kellerjefffinishcarpenter