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Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs (Henry Coe State Park)

Located at the edge of Henry Coe State Park, Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs has a long and interesting history. Located on the appropriately named “Gilroy Hot Springs Road”, visitors to the Coyote Creek entrance notice the green bridge, with the … Continue reading

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Mono Pass & White Sierra Clothing (Rock Creek Lake)

A few weeks back, on Labor Day weekend, I joined some friends on a mountain getaway, to the Bishop and Mammoth area. It was beautiful seeing bits of leftover snow at the top of Sonora Pass, after our record-breaking winter. … Continue reading

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Mt. Umunhum is open!

NOTE: It has been “crazy busy” this first full weekend (Sept 23/24), with full parking lots, and motorists being turned back. You may want to consider waiting a few weekends, trying a weekday afternoon, or leaving your car at the … Continue reading

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Big Sur – Exploring the Isolated Sections (Limekiln, Gorda, Kirk Creek)

I’ve been watching the Highway 1 drama for months now, feeling bad for the affected businesses and hoping to pay them visit. Kirk Creek campground was calling out to me, and I recently saw that the pedestrian trail around the … Continue reading

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Walsh Peak Trail, Pacheco Camp @ Henry Coe State Park

I had been to Pacheco Camp a few times before, but never had a chance to camp there. It has a great old cabin (no access!), plus clean fresh water and a cold shower, piped from a spring uphill. During … Continue reading

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White Sierra Clothing Review #ThinkOutside #MyOutdoors

Recently, the local, family owned White Sierra company sent me a few items to evaluate. I’m happy to support them in my own little corner of cyberspace. They’re just down the road, here in Silicon Valley, and have a great … Continue reading

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Madrone Soda Springs – Henry W. Coe State Park´╗┐

On a steep side trail, not far from the HQ of Henry W. Coe State park, is a quiet meadow, by a creek. A few small remnants remain of what was once a hotel and resort. “Madrone Soda Springs” is … Continue reading

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