About Mike Monroe

Mike Monroe and his Valley of Heart's Delight, Inc. are based in Gilroy. He is amateur historian and naturalist focusing on South County in coordination with Santa Clara County Parks, California Passport Tours, Friends of the Winemaker, the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley and the Historical Societies of Gilroy and Morgan Hill.

Take a Hike . . . with Mike Monroe- Get exercise hiking ridgeline while learning about an environmental hero

2019-04-23T23:06:45-07:00

Published in the March 14 - 27, 2018 issue of Morgan Hill Life The environmentalist Charles Kellogg made Morgan Hill his home. For the first time, I missed my deadline for this column. My not-so-flimsy excuse [...]

Take a Hike . . . with Mike Monroe- Get exercise hiking ridgeline while learning about an environmental hero2019-04-23T23:06:45-07:00

Take a Hike . . . with Mike Monroe -On the trail of early Spanish explorations through SC County — in two parts

2019-04-23T23:05:52-07:00

Published in the January 17 - 30, 2018 issue of Morgan Hill Life Anza Expedition illustration courtesy Los Angeles State Historic Park How about we double dip to start the year with a couple of [...]

Take a Hike . . . with Mike Monroe -On the trail of early Spanish explorations through SC County — in two parts2019-04-23T23:05:52-07:00

Take a Hike . . . with Mike Monroe: Instead of shopping, ‘opt outside’ and take a hike on Black Friday

2019-04-23T23:03:19-07:00

Published in the November 8 – 21, 2017 issue of Morgan Hill Life Alice EastwoodPhoto courtesy Wikipedia One of my favorite publications is a quarterly journal called Bay Nature. The current issue has a special [...]

Take a Hike . . . with Mike Monroe: Instead of shopping, ‘opt outside’ and take a hike on Black Friday2019-04-23T23:03:19-07:00