The 1,000-foot climb on the west side of Cold Canyon is worth it for the view of Lake Berryessa as well as views in the direction of the Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada. Jean Jackman/Courtesy photo
Just 35 minutes away, at Stebbins Cold Canyon, one can hike in a terrain so different from our flatlands. This view is from the trail on the west side of Cold Canyon. Jean Jackman/Courtesy photo
The sign at the end of Rockwell Drive spells out the rules and amenities for the Wildhorse Bufferland. Jean Jackman/Courtesy photo
This fluffed-up burrowing owl was outside its human-aided burrow at the Wildhorse Bufferland as dark began to fall. Though they can be seen out of their burrows during the day, they do their hunting at night. Jean Jackman/Courtesy photo
An American kestrel  perches at the Wildhorse Bufferland. Numerous species may be seen at this 38-acre area of open space bordering the Wildhorse Golf Course. Jean Jackman/Courtesy photo
A variety of species gather in a tree as night falls at the Wildhorse Bufferland. Jean Jackman/Courtesy photo

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