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Trailhead

A blog about Bay Area hiking…. mostly

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 »

Start 2012 with a hike. Please.

For many people, New Year’s Day is time to start on a resolution, or embrace some superstition or tradition. Black-eyed peas, anyone? For me, it’s a chance to take a hike. After whatever occurred, or didn’t occur, the big night before, a brisk walk on the first day of the year feels right. And unlike most of the country, it usually can be done in fairly moderate weather rather than in frigid conditions. The last few years, I’ve sprinkled my… 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 »