Monthly Archives: February 2013

Edge to Edge part 2: Kite Hill to Foothills Park

This was the second part of a group hike, which we are calling Edge to Edge, from the edge of San Francisco Bay to the edge of the Pacific Ocean across the lower portion of the Peninsula.  In the first … Continue reading

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San Francisco: Arguello Gate to Buena Vista Park

I “prepared” for this hike by attending an annual orchid show at Fort Mason; walking to and from the exhibit hall provided wonderful views across the Golden Gate, a kind of preview of what I would see later.  I then … Continue reading

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Penitencia Creek Trail

Penitencia Creek Trail goes through and connects a corridor of neighborhood parks in the Alum Rock area of San Jose, CA.  Penitencia Creek County Park is described as a “linear park and regional trail” that nearly connects Alum Rock Regional Park … Continue reading

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Año Nuevo State Park and Coast Natural Preserve

This hike was an extra-special opportunity.  To see the elephant seals at Año Nuevo State Park during the December-March breeding season, it is necessary to sign up for a docent-led tour to the restricted-access portion of the Natural Preserve.  As … Continue reading

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Mission Peak Regional Preserve

Mission Peak is a popular destination for a day hike, with good reason: when the weather is clear, the views from the peak are simply fantastic.  I’ve hiked up the peak several times.  On this occasion I wanted to hike … Continue reading

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Snowshoe Hike to Hawk’s Peak

My plan for the day was to do a relatively short snowshoe hike.  It had been at least 2 years since I’d gone up Hawk’s Peak in the Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center and the weather was forecast to … Continue reading

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Alum Rock Park and Boccardo Trail Corridor

This hike was actually my second visit to Alum Rock Park.  I’d been intending to hike this Bay Area Ridge Trail segment hike a few days earlier, but managed to leave home without my GPS.  So I explored that day … Continue reading

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