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A blog about Bay Area hiking…. mostly

Padecky: Tragedy, and stupidity, at Yosemite

If you’re a Bay Area outdoors enthusiast of any kind, you’ve seen the horrific news about the three Yosemite hikers who were swept away at Vernal Falls. The entire account by the Associated Press can be read here, but the gist is that the three hikers ignored warning signs and crossed over a railing to pose for photos while other hikers warned them to return to safety. One of our sports columnists, Bob Padecky, is a veteran northern California hiker… Read More »

Exploring Yosemite in winter

A fellow hiking buddy just let me know about this local event so I’ll pass it along here. If you have any interest in checking out Yosemite National Park, or if you’ve been once or twice and want to get back there soon (I’m in that category), the local REI store in Santa Rosa (2715 Santa Rosa Ave, 707-540-9025) is having a Yosemite event Thursday night. And it’s free. Which is nice too. Here’s the link to the event, which… Read More »