Monthly Archives: August 2013

Up from the Ground Came a Bubblin’ Crude! (“Tarwater Creek” in Pescadero Creek County Park)

You may be familiar with the Beverly Hillbillies if you watched 1960’s Black and White TV reruns (…or was it just that my parents TV was B&W when I was a kid?) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwzaxUF0k18 …but did you know that there’s natural … Continue reading

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San Bruno Mtn, near San Francisco: Urban #MicroAdventure

Not quite as exciting as my longer adventures, especially because we were walking inside of a cloud for 3 hours! I’m a “Junior” member of a local hiking group, composed of retired guys from the Palo Alto and Los Altos … Continue reading

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Kelly, Coit and Hoover Lakes @ Henry Coe State Park

Yesterday I enjoyed a huge 11 hour day in Henry Coe State Park! I started Geocaching in late 2005 and credit it for expanding my horizons of the immense network of trails and parks in and around Silicon Valley. There … Continue reading

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Uvas County Park, Maymen’s Flat, Kim Son Monastery

A mini-adventure, including looking for a hidden gravesite, this morning near Silicon Valley! A toasty day, with a temperature of 93F at one point. (One of these days I’ll try Columbia’s wicking shirts. For now I use my old collection … Continue reading

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Bushwhacking Aptos Creek, Nisene Marks S.P., Santa Cruz, CA

The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, near Santa Cruz CA, has miles of established trails in lush second growth redwood forest. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Forest_of_Nisene_Marks_State_Park …however, with all the established single track trails and double track “fire roads”, there are many acres … Continue reading

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Castorland: French Refugees in the Western Adirondacks, 1793-1814

Most folks who live in the Adirondacks Mountains of New York don’t even know some of the unusual events in local history. I Just plowed through a book that’s been on my shelf for awhile “Castorland: French Refugees in the Western … Continue reading

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If you run me over in a cemetery, please dig a hole first. (Up and over El Sereno Open Space, Saratoga and Los Gatos)

Well, this weekday local adventure started out with a big, bad adrenaline rush. I parked my car near the historic Madronia Cemetery in Saratoga, CA (http://www.madroniacemetery.com/) to start my cycling trip. It was a quiet thursday morning, and I stopped … Continue reading

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