The most prominent features of northern of Point Reyes are Tomales Bay, the wide open range land, Drake’s Estro, and it’s many surf-battered beaches. But it also provides a refuge for the very rare Bishop Pine. The 1995 Vision Fire engulfed the Mount Vision hillside and burned 12,354 acres of bishop pine forest and coastal scrub.
Douglas Fir dominates the southern half of Point Reyes peninsula’s forest land. (In contrast, Bishop Pine flourishes in the north.) Point Reyes represents a far southern outpost for the species; its stronghold being the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. Take a turn around the southern half of the peninsula, exploring the major ecological zones and visiting the Rift Zone – where the San Andrea Fault separates Point Reyes from it’s mainland neighbor.