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Trailhead

A blog about Bay Area hiking…. mostly

Carquinez, Crockett and a bridge

[imagebrowser id=71] ‘Walking the 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 SF skyline. While the Golden Gate and the Bay Bridges are the only ones that span the bay, several other ones cross various waterways. Last weekend, as part of a roundabout East Bay… Read More »

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. I have heard of the Bay Area Ridge Trail, that 330-mile-plus large looping network of trails around the Bay Area that I’ve now hiked more than 100 miles of, and… Read More »

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 thousands of dollars and high-tech gizmos sprouting up for would-be archers to buy. The view came on a hike in Briones Regional Park, an East Bay park that often gets… Read More »