Monthly Archives: September 2011

Stanford Dish

I’d heard about “The Dish,” a trail through the hills in the western part of the Stanford University campus, for at least two years.  It’s a favorite local trail with enough elevation gain to get your attention, but not enough … Continue reading

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Windy Hill Open Space Preserve

I have hiked in Windy Hill Open Space Preserve several times, hiking up the hill from Portola Rd to the Anniversary Trail near Skyline Blvd.  The designated segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail incorporates a different trail, the Lost Trail, … Continue reading

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Redwood & Chabot Regional Parks

I took advantage of an afternoon seminar in Berkeley to hike another section of the Bay Area Ridge Trail in the East Bay hills, this time in the Oakland – San Leandro area.  I decided to approach the trailhead from the … Continue reading

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Lucas Valley Open Space Preserve

For this hike, I was on my way back to the Bay Area from Truckee after Labor Day weekend, and I wanted to hike no more than about 3 hours without too much extra driving.  This segment of the Bay … Continue reading

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Mount Lola Trail

I went on this hike during Labor Day weekend – on Labor Day, specifically.  I’d been hoping to do some more high-country hiking before Fall.  It’s been an unusual hiking season in the Sierras this year, due to the amount … Continue reading

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Verdi Peak Trail

This was the second time I hiked the Verdi Peak Trail, and I had an ambitious goal: hike to the top of Verdi Peak and back.  According to a trail description on my Lake Tahoe Area trail map, the distance … Continue reading

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