Our final family getaway outing takes us to Sugar Pine State Park. The first feature you encounter here is the preserved Hellman-Ehrmann mansion guest house, completed in 1903.
The park also bears the name of Ed Z’berg, a California legislator and nature advocate. We explore a little of the local nature, finding giant sugar pine cones and cute goslings.
3 responses to “Sugar Pine State Park”
I’ve been there, some years ago, with the Zen Buddhist who invented that little cardboard tofu box. It’s a wonderful place. I’m feeling bereft that I can’t be there this time.
I kind of remember that those pinecones from the Jeffrey pines? This is just popping up in my brain from someplace, so probably wrong.
It is a great place, I hope we can do a similar visit with you!
Here are some fun pine cone facts:
The differences between Jeffrey and Ponderosa pines are never as distinct as the descriptions – I’m still not confident about telling them apart.