Monthly Archives: June 2012

Almaden Quicksilver County Park

Almaden Quicksilver County Park is in the South Bay, south of San Jose, and is one of 28 Santa Clara County Parks.  The park partially overlaps the New Almaden National Historic Landmark District.  The park and Landmark District recognize an … Continue reading

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San Francisco Bay Trail: Mountain View to Palo Alto

This spring a friend has been training to participate in the San Francisco Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.  Participants in this two-day event walk a full marathon on the first day and a half marathon on the second day, 39.3 … Continue reading

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Dias Ridge Trail

The Dias Ridge Trail, in the Marin Headlands in southwestern Marin County, was realigned/rebuilt and then added to the Bay Area Ridge Trail system in 2010.  About half of the trail is within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and … Continue reading

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Western States Trail – Squaw Valley

This was a group hike of a section of the Western States Trail, starting along CA-89 at the Midway Bridge between the roads to the Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski areas, and ending at Watson Monument on Monument Ridge … Continue reading

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Mount Wanda Trail

This short hike was a second hike on my way from the Lake Tahoe Area to the San Francisco Bay Area.  The first hike of the afternoon was at nearby Sobrante Ridge Regional Preserve, and from there it was a … Continue reading

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Sobrante Ridge Regional Preserve

I planned this hike as a “drive-by” hike, that is, a short driving detour on my way from the Lake Tahoe area to the San Francisco Bay Area.   I actually did two hikes on Bay Area Ridge Trail segments that … Continue reading

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Hood Mountain Regional Park

I hadn’t hiked a Bay Area Ridge Trail segment in Sonoma County since last September, and I was looking forward to returning to the area known as the Valley of the Moon for a new (for me) hike.  I had … Continue reading

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