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Carquinez, Crockett and a bridge

[imagebrowser id=71] 'Walking the buy levitra online bridge' around here generally means traversing the Golden Gate. It’s where the crowds are, but it also provides dramatic views, gale-force winds and a sense of history. There’s always something to see, whether in people-watching or out on the bay or toward the [...]

By | August 17th, 2012|0 Comments

Coastal redwoods in Oakland

Just east of Oakland, the hills rise up over the East Bay and along those hills are a string of regional parks, many of which link up into something called the East Bay Skyline Trail. I have to admit that I had never heard of this trail, but that's insignificant. [...]

By | August 15th, 2011|0 Comments

Along the Briones Crest

For the second time in as many months, I hiked through a park and spotted an archery range. Previous to that, I don't think I had seen an actual archery site in decades. Maybe it's making a comeback? Archery today can be very high-end, with equipment costing well into the [...]

By | May 12th, 2011|0 Comments

Winding up and through Castle Rock

Castle Rock is actually "Castle Rocks," to be more accurate. It is the series of post-volcanic rock masses that have formed adjacent to Mount Diablo State Park. From the marked trails, you can see the huge formations towering overhead, but for a better treat, head off trail and go explore the rocks and caves up close.

By | February 7th, 2011|2 Comments

Trapped by the wind in San Ramon

On a windy ridge line, I could faintly make out Mount Tam, Mount Diablo and even the Sierras. Some days, the view up high on a hike around here can be fog-shrouded and spotty, but not Saturday, a day that was picture-perfect.

By | January 24th, 2011|0 Comments

Long Day’s Journey into the hills

Las Trampas in the hills, and the site of a legendary playwright's not-quite-final chapter.

By | November 15th, 2010|0 Comments