Monthly Archives: February 2014

A Hidden Tafoni Formation & Neil Young’s “Broken Arrow Ranch”

I was looking, once again, for an interesting new place to explore in Silicon Valley and still get home by late afternoon. One thing high on my “to do” list was to search for a relatively unknown tafoni formation, that … Continue reading

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Brief “Rainy Day Drought Visit” @ Almaden Quicksilver Park

A very brief post to help me remember what RAIN and MUD looks like! There’s hope in those gray skies. Let’s go out and play! Back on February 9, 2014, in Silicon Valley we received our third significant rain since … Continue reading

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Rainy Day Hike in the Redwoods & Plane Crash Site

The California drought has lessened somewhat this past week in Silicon Valley. We were at zero rain in January and our total rainfall was under 20% of normal for the season. On Groundhog Day, “Phil” saw his shadow, the skies … Continue reading

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Skyline Ridge with the “Rambling Wrinklies”

Once-upon-a-time I befriended the brains behind a loose knit group of hikers called the “Rambling Wrinklies” (seriously!). Dinesh Desai http://dineshdesai.info/ made me a “junior” member of his group of retirees who hike every friday in the Silicon Valley area. How … Continue reading

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“Share the Trail” Hikers, Horses…and Bicycles!

The debate over which “user group” should be allowed to use what trails is a seemingly endless debate, especially here in the San Francisco / Silicon Valley area. We have enormous amounts of protected space, both close to highways housing … Continue reading

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