Tag Archives: Mt. Tamalpais

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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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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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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Garin and Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Parks

After completing a nearly 6-mile hike in Chabot Regional Park, I decided to continue celebrating National Trails Day by doing a second hike in Garin and Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Parks. This second hike was basically another loop, on the … Continue reading

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Ridge to Bridge 20-mile hike

The Bay Area Ridge Trail Council hosts an annual event called Ridge to Bridge, which includes several options to experience the Bay Area Ridge Trail in Marin County leading to and across the Golden Gate Bridge. Hiking options include 10, … Continue reading

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Ring Mountain Open Space: Phyllis Ellman Loop Trail

The motivation for this hike was to try to see the rare and endangered Tiburon mariposa lily, which had been featured on a recent segment on a local TV news program. These mariposa lilies grow on Tiburon Peninsula, in southern … Continue reading

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Wildcat Canyon and Tilden Regional Parks: East Bay Skyline National Trail

This was a group hike to celebrate the first day of Spring by hiking the northern 10 miles of the East Bay Skyline National Trail in the East Bay hills of Contra Costa County, starting in Wildcat Canyon Regional Park … Continue reading

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