Monthly Archives: May 2013

Fernandez Ranch and Pinole Watershed

For a Memorial Day hike I planned to hike on a relatively new segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail and an adjoining segment in northern Contra Costa County.  The newer segment, dedicated in 2010, is in Fernandez Ranch, which … Continue reading

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Training can be fun! (reprise)

During the Memorial Day weekend at Lake Tahoe, I decided to reprise a training walk I’d done two years ago on the Lake Tahoe bikeway from Tahoe City south to Homewood and back, about 12 miles round trip.  I knew … Continue reading

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Jones Whites Creek Loop

Late spring weather tends to be variable in the Lake Tahoe area.  For some reason this seems more apparent around Memorial Day, perhaps because of the tradition for barbeques and picnics for the holiday.  A couple of years ago I … Continue reading

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Martinez City Streets

I did this Bay Area Ridge Trail segment hike as a companion hike to hiking the Hulet Hornbeck Trail in Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline: that is, I hiked the segments consecutively on the same day.  This is a rather short … Continue reading

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Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline

The Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline is a park managed by the East Bay Regional Park District and located on the south shore of Carquinez Strait.  A segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail begins in the Nejedly/East Staging Area and … Continue reading

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McGary Rd

The McGary Rd segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail runs along the shoulder of McGary Rd between the Park & Ride at the beginning of the Hiddenbrooke Trail Ridge Trail segment and Red Top Rd, along I-80 just west of Fairfield.  … Continue reading

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Edge to Edge part 4: Montebello Open Space Preserve to Grizzly Flat

This was the fourth installment in a multi-part group hike from the edge of San Francisco Bay to the edge of the Pacific Ocean.  The group is calling our adventure Edge to Edge to recognize the endpoints.  The previous segment started … Continue reading

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