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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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Stanford Dish and Matadero Creek Trails

Over the last several months I’ve been going regularly to walk the Stanford Dish Trail, aka The Dish.  In fact, it has become my favorite hilly training walk route, and I typically make two passes around the loop.  This time … Continue reading

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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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Santa Teresa County Park: Stile Ranch and Fortini Trails

This spring I seem to be doing some short hikes with specific purposes, generally to try to find a particular wildflower. This time I went to Santa Teresa County Park south of San Jose hoping to see some most beautiful … Continue reading

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Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve: Bald Mountain and Mt Umunhum Area

The Bald Mountain staging area in Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve opened relatively recently, in 2014, and facilitates trail exploration near Mt Umunhum. This hike was a first-time visit to the area and featured spectacular views and a nice variety … Continue reading

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Coyote Ridge Open Space wildflower hike

Coyote Ridge is an open space parcel in central Santa Clara County, including a small protected area within a larger study area. The protected area is owned by the VTA and managed by the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority … Continue reading

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Skyline Ridge and Russian Ridge Open Space Preserves Revisited

This hike turned out to be a multi-day return trip to the Bay Area Ridge Trail segment that runs from the main entrance of Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve through the length of Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve to Rapley … Continue reading

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