Monthly Archives: October 2013

EBMUD Chabot Staging Area to Cull Canyon Recreation Area

This section of the Bay Area Ridge Trail winds through the East Bay hills from the Chabot Staging Area in Anthony Chabot Regional Park to Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area.  The northern part of the segment passes through East Bay … Continue reading

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Benicia-Martinez Bridge

It is always a highlight, for me, to walk across one of the Bay Area’s major bridges.   It is special to experience the water crossing in a more up-close-and-personal and leisurely fashion, as the freeway traffic whizzes by just a … Continue reading

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Spooner Summit to Snow Valley Peak and Spooner Lake Loop – Tahoe Rim Trail

This was primarily an out-and-back hike on the Tahoe Rim Trail from Spooner Summit to the top of Snow Valley Peak, up a short spur trail from the TRT.  I extended the hike by going less than ½ mile past … Continue reading

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Packer Saddle to Lavezzola Creek – Pacific Crest Trail

This was a group hike on the Pacific Crest Trail from Packer Saddle to Lavezzola Creek, near the A-Tree Spring in the Lakes Basin area of the Plumas National Forest.  Because of the driving distance between the trailheads, the group … Continue reading

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Crockett – downtown

This short walk completed a segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail from the south end of the Al Zampa Bridge through downtown Crockett.  I added a short connection between the end of this segment and the staging area for … Continue reading

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Mission Peak Meteor Shower Hike

This was an unusual opportunity to take a night hike, with a hike leader, in Mission Peak Regional Preserve.  The specific occasion was a meteor shower that was to occur just 2 nights after a new moon, so the sky … Continue reading

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