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A blog about Bay Area hiking…. mostly

Checking in at Annadel

Whenever I need a quick local hike, there’s always Annadel. And such was the case Saturday morning, where we did a pleasant, scenic 7-mile hike in a few hours. It was not the toughest hike, given the unseasonably cool weather, but the views, as always were stupendous. I haven’t followed closely the timing of the switchover of Annadel operation from state control to county management, since I’m a state parks passholder so I figure my access won’t be curtailed, but… Read More »

Where should you hike with your dog?

I’m not a dog owner, but I certainly see plenty of dogs on trails, from rigorous ones to easy local walks. A reader asks the question below. Feel free to respond in the comments, or if you’d prefer, email me and I’ll add the responses to this blog entry. “I’ve just recently started following your blog on PD.com and was wondering if you could recommend any good, local hiking areas that are dog friendly? I go up to Shiloh a… Read More »