Monthly Archives: April 2015

Ridge to Bridge 20-mile hike

The Bay Area Ridge Trail Council hosts an annual event called Ridge to Bridge, which includes several options to experience the Bay Area Ridge Trail in Marin County leading to and across the Golden Gate Bridge. Hiking options include 10, … Continue reading

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Russian Ridge loop wildflower hike

Last spring I did a wonderful wildflower hike in Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve and I’d decided to return again this year. Since I wasn’t available to join a specific docent-led wildflower hike, I tried to take the same route … Continue reading

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Hidden Villa wildflower hike

Hidden Villa is a 1600-acre open space gem in the Los Altos Hills foothills. It was founded by the Duvenick family and is operated by a nonprofit educational organization focused on organic farming and other sustainable practices. There are about … Continue reading

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Ring Mountain Open Space: Phyllis Ellman Loop Trail

The motivation for this hike was to try to see the rare and endangered Tiburon mariposa lily, which had been featured on a recent segment on a local TV news program. These mariposa lilies grow on Tiburon Peninsula, in southern … Continue reading

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Hamilton Sightseeing and Waterfall Walks

While I was in Hamilton, Ontario to watch the 2015 World Synchronized Skating Championships I took several short walks to explore: one walk near the competition arena, several to visit waterfalls, one to explore part of the Royal Botanical Gardens, … Continue reading

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Bruce Trail, Hamilton, Ontario

While researching additional things to do during my recent trip to the 2015 World Synchronized Skating Championships in Hamilton, Ontario, I was startled and delighted to discover that there is a long-distance hiking trail right in the area. The Bruce … Continue reading

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2015 World Synchronized Skating Championships, Hamilton, Ontario

The 2015 World Synchronized Skating Championships were held in Hamilton, Ontario, and I was fortunate to be able to attend this exciting event as a spectator. I skated on an adult synchro team for a number of years, and our … Continue reading

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