Monthly Archives: July 2011

Southwest Commuter Path, Madison, WI

Still in Madison, I went for another walk.  This time I wanted to focus on the bike path that I’d traversed a short section of two days earlier.  Within the City of Madison it’s actually called the Southwest Commuter Path, … Continue reading

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Lake Wingra loop

In mid-July I traveled to Wisconsin for an annual family reunion event.  Surrounding the event I spent a few days in Madison visiting my brother.  Madison is well-known as a great university town (Hmm, the university population alone is over … Continue reading

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Bay Area Ridge Trail: 6-month update

Wow, it just occurred to me that it’s a good time for me to do a 6-month update on my “project” to hike the Bay Area Ridge Trail.  I hiked my first segment on 16 January 2011, so my first 6 … Continue reading

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Benicia Waterfront

This Bay Area Ridge Trail hike starts at the Benicia State Recreation Area, which has its own exit from I-780, and goes east into Benicia.  There’s a corresponding hike from the same trailhead heading west into Vallejo; I’ll do that hike … Continue reading

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Sagehen Summit exploration

  I did this hike during the Fourth of July weekend.  Sagehen Summit is on CA-89 north of Truckee, a few miles past Hobart Mills Road and just north of the Sierra County line.  This entire area is within the … Continue reading

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Pole Creek Trail

This hike took place in the Lake Tahoe area during the Fourth of July weekend.  I was trying to think of a trail that would not still have significant remnants of the winter’s unusually plentiful snowfall; most trails above the … Continue reading

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Tahoe Rim Trail along Watson Creek

This was a relatively short, exploratory hike along Watson Creek, in the Tahoe City to Brockway Summit segment of the Tahoe Rim Trail.  I was scouting an adjacent section of the trail that had been scheduled for a group hike … Continue reading

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