Monthly Archives: October 2015

Hole in the Ground Trail

Hole in the Ground Trail (HIGT on some signs) is a popular mountain biking trail near Donner Summit. This was a group hike on the same trail. On a weekday in late October, we only encountered two solo mountain bikers; … Continue reading

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Los Vaqueros Watershed: Tarantula Run half marathon route

In the San Francisco Bay Area, one of October’s characteristics is that it is considered to be tarantula season, when male tarantulas are on the prowl for mating opportunities. During a recent long hike on the Ohlone Wilderness Trail in … Continue reading

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Dawn photoshoot at Uvas Creek Open Space Preserve

Recently I had the opportunity to attend a dawn photoshoot in a future open space preserve owned by the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority (OSA). The property, currently not open to the public, will be called Uvas Creek Open … Continue reading

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Ohlone Wilderness Trail part 3: Del Valle Regional Park to Sunol Regional Park

This hike was the third, final, and longest stage in my adventure of hiking the Ohlone Wilderness Trail, a regional trail connecting Mission Peak Regional Preserve, Sunol Regional Wilderness, Ohlone Regional Wilderness, and Del Valle Regional Park. All of these … Continue reading

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PCT from Ward Peak to Tevis Trail

Prior to the 2015 hiking season there was a gap in the immediate Lake Tahoe area of my hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail. During the 2015 hiking season I was able to fill in most of the gap, which … Continue reading

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Charity Valley and Burnside Lake Trails to Burnside Lake

Outside Markleeville there is a beautiful area of Alpine County south of the immediate Lake Tahoe region, including Grover Hot Springs State Park surrounded by the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The park has a hot spring-fed pool, campground, and hiking trails. … Continue reading

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Van Sickle Bi-State Park – short waterfall hike

For visitors to the South Lake Tahoe – Stateline area, a visit to Van Sickle Bi-State Park can be a nice break from the usual bustle and casino atmosphere. This hike was short, just 2.5-miles round trip and 1 hour … Continue reading

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