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Golden Gate National Recreation Area – Tennessee Valley Trail

This hike could be characterized as short and sweet: short, at just over 4 miles round trip, and sweet, for the stunning views and beautiful wildflowers.  The Tennessee Valley Trail leads from a trailhead at the end of Tennessee Valley … Continue reading

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Plants on Mt Umunhum along the Bay Area Ridge Trail

This is a second post about a hike on the new Bay Area Ridge Trail segment on Mt Umunhum, from the Woods Trail to the summit via Barlow Rd and the new Mt Umunhum Trail.  The Mt Umunhum Trail opened … Continue reading

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Woods Trail to Mt Umunhum summit parking via Barlow Rd and Mt Umunhum Trail

Ever since the Mt Umunhum summit area in Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve opened to the public in September 2017 I have been looking for a good opportunity to visit – well, not just visit, but hike the newly-dedicated segment … 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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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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Indian Tree Preserve to Big Rock

Most years I try to go on a special hike to celebrate National Trails Day on the first Saturday of June.  The National Trails Day tag line – hit the trail, make new friends, find an adventure – appeals to … Continue reading

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Vargas Plateau Regional Park

Recently the East Bay Regional Park District opened a new park in the Fremont Hills: Vargas Plateau Regional Park.  The park hosts a 2-mile segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail.  Both the park opening and the new Ridge Trail … Continue reading

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