Monthly Archives: February 2014

Edge to Edge part 5: Grizzly Flat to Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail

Almost exactly a year ago a group of ice skating friends started a multi-segment hike from the edge of San Francisco Bay to the edge of the Pacific Ocean.  We decided to call our adventure Edge to Edge.  Last year … Continue reading

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Sanborn County Park and Castle Rock State Park

This segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail is on Skyline Trail just east of, and parallel to, Skyline Blvd between Sunnyvale Mountain picnic area in Sanborn County Park and the vista point at Saratoga Gap, at the intersection of … Continue reading

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Glacier Way Snow Hike

This was a relatively short hike, due in part to time constraints, on a familiar trail that has wonderful views overlooking Negro Canyon, Donner Lake, the Pacific Crest, Carson Range, and Martis Valley.  The trail is in Tahoe Donner, beginning … Continue reading

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Lime Ridge Open Space

Lime Ridge Open Space is tucked in the hills between Concord, Walnut Creek, and Clayton in Contra Costa County.  In some ways it’s like a neighborhood park for the residents of those nearby communities – indeed, it’s jointly owned and … Continue reading

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Birding along Alviso Slough Trail at Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge

My recent hike along the Alviso Slough Trail at the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge included many bird sightings.  I was anticipating this, and planned to take my time completing the 9-mile loop trail so that I could enjoy the bird … Continue reading

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Alviso Slough Trail: Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge

The Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge covers a significant portion of the marshland and shoreline at the bottom end of San Francisco Bay: in fact, most of the shoreline southeast of the Dumbarton Bridge.  It is a wonderful place to … Continue reading

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