Monthly Archives: March 2015

John Nicholas Trail, Sanborn County Park

Recently a new trail in Sanborn County Park was dedicated as a new section of the Bay Area Ridge Trail. Sanborn Park is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains above Saratoga and Los Gatos in Santa Clara County. The John … Continue reading

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Coyote Ridge Open Space wildflower hike

Coyote Ridge is an open space parcel in central Santa Clara County, including a small protected area within a larger study area. The protected area is owned by the VTA and managed by the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority … Continue reading

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Wildcat Canyon and Tilden Regional Parks: East Bay Skyline National Trail

This was a group hike to celebrate the first day of Spring by hiking the northern 10 miles of the East Bay Skyline National Trail in the East Bay hills of Contra Costa County, starting in Wildcat Canyon Regional Park … Continue reading

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East Slope Sonoma Mountain Ridge Trail

The dedication of a new segment of Bay Area Ridge Trail is typically celebrated with a dedication ceremony, ribbon cutting, and official first outings. Recently a new segment was dedicated in Jack London State Historic Park, in the Valley of … Continue reading

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area – Milagra Ridge

This hike was a short one, just 2 miles, in the Milagra Ridge section of Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) in Pacifica. With a promise of Pacific Ocean views on a clear day, I took advantage of a clear … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt

The premise for this walk was somewhat unusual: go to San Francisco for the evening of the Chinese New Year Parade, but avoid as much as possible walking along the parade route and try not to even cross it. Unconventional, … Continue reading

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