Category Archives: Bay Area hikes

Atop the world (in San Mateo County)

The Adventurers were without Maggie today as she was having surgery on her teeth [the result of which is no more teeth, poor little girl]. So they headed out to one of the many Midpeninsula Open Space Preserves that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Brisk morning hike along Sawyer Camp Trail and the Crystal Spring Reservoir

A Maggie-at-the-groomer morning allowed the Adventurers to explore one of the most popular hiking trails on the Peninsula, albeit one that doesn’t allow dogs. They started out around 8:30 am, and to say it was brisk is an understatement. But … Continue reading

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Enjoying a blustery, blue sky day on the bluff above Maverick’s

The Adventurers and The Mag headed to the coast this morning for a hike they enjoy at least twice a year, along the bluff top above the famed Maverick’s surf area. It was very windy, which seemed to further excite … Continue reading

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Chilly, windy walk along the golf course and creek among the marsh

The Adventurers did something today that they’d been unable to do for well over a year: walk the loop that starts adjacent to the Baylands golf course and takes you creekside through marshland, passing by the Palo Alto airport, A … Continue reading

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Mini polar blast brings snow to the Peninsula hills -and lots of green, too

At least once a winter, the peaks surrounding the Bay Area get dusted with snow. And that was the forecast when the Adventurers went to bed last night. So it was fun to receive photos first thing in the morning … Continue reading

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Another hiding in plain sight spot is Byrnes Preserve

When the Adventurers took the kiddos to Hidden Villa during their winter break, they realized there was a whole lot to explore in the Los Altos Hills, so near but so far away. That led them to return today, along … Continue reading

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Shadowy threesome in Portola Valley

The Adventurers and The Mag did the much traveled path along Alpine Road from Ladera west. They did some side trips that added a bit to their mileage on another sparkly blue sky winter day. A group of cacti caught … Continue reading

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