Category Archives: Bay Area adventures

Finally – a cool and flat walk along San Francisco Bay

Out with the heat. And out with the steep. The Adventurers and the Mag had had enough. Yes, they’d gotten a little break during the Mavericks jaunt last Sunday, but that wasn’t exactly flat. Today was. They headed up to … Continue reading

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Taking their judging duties seriously at Chili cook off

This 4th of July found the Adventurers where they were for part of last 4th of July, at SCRA judging the chili competition. This year their job was harder – and easier. Alas, there were only three entries by the … Continue reading

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Getting a paddle in on Lake Chabot

With temperatures predicted for the 80s, the Adventurers made it a watery adventure today, paddling on Lake Chabot in Castro Valley. Lake Chabot had been somewhat hiding in plain sight to them until they discovered it on an outing with … Continue reading

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Walk around Menlo Park brings back long ago pool memories

The Adventurers dropped D’s car off at the Chevron station for servicing this morning and decided to walk to breakfast at Tootsie’s near the Stanford Shopping Center. They wanted to stay off of busy El Camino Real, so dropped down … Continue reading

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Greeting a hot Saturday morning with a walk around Lake Merritt

The Adventurers had a fundraiser to attend in Piedmont today, so they decided to set out early and walk around Lake Merritt on the way. L had done this quite a few times when Julie and John lived in a … Continue reading

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Kicking off summer with a Memorial Day paddle in San Mateo

The Adventurers returned to Parkside Aquatic Park in San Mateo, a place that they’d paddled in once before. The plus is that it’s close by, it’s free and easy to launch and there are restrooms. The downside can be that … Continue reading

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Something different – again – this time hiking at Pleasanton Ridge

When D suggested again “let’s go somewhere different” this morning and unearthed dog-friendly Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park, L was initially less than enthused. Pleasanton seemed a long ways away for a couple hour hike. But she soon learned that there … Continue reading

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