Monthly Archives: June 2015

Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve

The Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority recently had a grand opening ceremony for a new open space: Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve, located in Morgan Hill in southern Santa Clara County. It was a great opportunity to hike a … Continue reading

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Tahoe Rim Trail and Pacific Crest Trail: Echo Summit to Bryan Meadow

This hike was on a section of trail just south of Echo Summit, where the Tahoe Rim Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail are coincident. It was an out-and-back day hike and is one of the hikes selected for the … Continue reading

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Butterfly Valley Botanical Area Nature Trail wildflower adventure

Butterfly Valley Botanical Area is a specially designated botanical area in the Plumas National Forest a few miles north of Quincy, California. It is about 500 acres in size. It was designated as a botanical area in 1976 and currently … Continue reading

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Hunter Lake Trail

The Hunter Lake Trail – distinct from the Hunter Creek Trail, which is not far away – is in the Eastern Sierra just west of Reno, NV. It is in a strip of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest between two sections … Continue reading

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Edge to Edge part 8: Skyline to the Sea Trail from Big Basin Park HQ to Waddell Beach

This hike, along Skyline to the Sea Trail from Big Basin Redwoods State Park Headquarters to Waddell Beach, is basically Day 3 of a popular 3-day through hike from Saratoga Gap to Waddell Beach on the Pacific Ocean. It is … Continue reading

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Garin and Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Parks

After completing a nearly 6-mile hike in Chabot Regional Park, I decided to continue celebrating National Trails Day by doing a second hike in Garin and Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Parks. This second hike was basically another loop, on the … Continue reading

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Chabot Regional Park: central park loop

For this year’s National Trails Day, I decided to celebrate the wonderful selection and variety of trails in the San Francisco Bay Area by going on two hikes. The first was at Chabot Regional Park in the Oakland – San … Continue reading

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