Author Archives: trailhiker

Bonny Doon Ecological Reserve

Bonny Doon Ecological Reserve is a small (552 acres, a bit under 1 square mile) reserve managed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in Santa Cruz County, in the Santa Cruz Mountains.  The reserve protects one of only … Continue reading

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March for Science San Francisco

Shortly after the widespread Women’s Marches were held on 21 January 2017, I began to hear hints that a March for Science was being organized for Washington, DC, to be held on 22 April 2017, Earth Day.  This march was … Continue reading

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Tahoe Donner snowshoe hike to Hawk’s Peak

This was not the first time I’ve snowshoed up to Hawk’s Peak, at the Tahoe Donner Cross-Country Ski Area (see here for another post).  However, it was the first time I went all the way up, and part way down, … Continue reading

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Wildflower interpretive walk at Sutter Buttes

Most first-time visitors to the northern part of California’s Central Valley take special note of the Sutter Buttes and wonder what they are.  They look like – and are – a mountain range that simply rises from the valley floor … Continue reading

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Garden of the Gods: Perkins Central Garden Trail

In conjunction with attending the 2017 World Synchronized Skating Championships in Colorado Springs, my girlfriends and I paid a visit to nearby Garden of the Gods Park.  This beautiful park has been designated as a National Natural Landmark under a … Continue reading

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2017 World Synchronized Skating Championships, Colorado Springs

The 2017 World Synchronized Skating Championships were the 18th world championship event for the sport of synchronized skating.  I have been fortunate to find a way to attend each of the championships that have been held in North America (USA … Continue reading

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Sunol Regional Wilderness: Maguire Peaks Loop

This was a pleasant exploratory hike on a trail I’d not previously hiked – the Maguire Peaks Loop Trail – in a park where I have hiked before – Sunol Regional Wilderness, part of the extensive network of parks in … Continue reading

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