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Steep Ravine from and to Stinson Beach

[imagebrowser id=67] Now is a great time to do that trail trifecta that starts and ends at Stinson Beach. Judging from the crowds on two of the trails, you – or someone you know – has likely done it. Of course I’m referring to the loop of Steep Ravine, Dipsea and Matt Davis trails. I’ve done it a few times, always starting on Matt Davis, doing the long, difficult uphill first – maybe 3-4 miles worth of serious climbing –… Read More »

Headed up a hill, came down to a beach

Matt Davis Trailhead/Steep Ravine, Stinson Beach Yikes. Back on the trail again after another few weeks of traveling. Good to be back in CA and off the airplanes for awhile. Was about a 7.5-mile hike across a couple of trails. Amazing scenery, plenty of views of the ocean for most of the hike. Felt almost like summer. Super-warm, over 70, I think. Some tough parts as we climbed but not overly strenuous. Our little hiking group keeps growing and growing.… Read More »