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2018 National Figure Skating Championships, San Jose

The 2018 National Figure Skating Championships were recently held in San Jose, California.  It was the third time that Nationals had been held in San Jose, with previous events hosted in 1996 and 2012.  For Bay Area figure skaters and … Continue reading

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Bay Area Ridge Trail – Milagra Gate to Mussel Rock through Pacifica

Recently a new 2.5-mile section of the Bay Area Ridge Trail was dedicated in Pacifica, about half in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) north of Milagra Gate and half along streets, almost to the Daly City border.  I … Continue reading

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La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve: Harrington Creek Trail

It’s always a special treat to hike a brand new trail shortly after it has been opened to the public – sometimes I’ve hiked the trail the same day, and sometimes within a week or two.  On this occasion, I … Continue reading

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Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park – High Ridge Loop and Tolman Peak

For Black Friday 2017, I decided to participate in REI’s well-publicized #OptOutside campaign by going for a hike in the East Bay.  I had been thinking about returning to Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park in Alameda County to visit an … Continue reading

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PCT Section O: Burney Falls to Peavine Creek

The fourth and final day of a four-day hiking trip covering most of Section O of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) was originally forecast to have showers in the afternoon.  My friend, with whom I was doing the hikes, and … Continue reading

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PCT Section O: Peavine Creek to Bartle Gap

On the third day of a late fall four-day hiking trip on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) it was finally time for a relatively dry day.  That is, there was no rain.  But the previous days’ rains had deposited some … Continue reading

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PCT Section O: I-5 to Cabin Creek

This was the second day of a late fall four-day hiking trip on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in Shasta County.  A friend and I were planning to hike most of Section O between Burney Falls State Park and Castle … Continue reading

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