Ridge to trails
One of the delights of Briones is the variation of country you experience while hiking. There are delightful copses of oak trees, ridge walks with sweeping views and some uphill paths that provide great exercise.
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A business colleague suggested a group hike as a different format for a networking meeting. So a group of eight of us did a short three mile loop from Lake Anza around Meadow Canyon Trail and back to the lake. Continue reading “Tilden Group Walk” »
Being an east bay hiker, I’m used to and very appreciative of the groves of oak trees that cover the hills and valleys from Fremont out to Antioch. In spite of this I sometimes find a change of venue to be stimulating so this weekend we went to Big Basin to trek through the redwoods and get some shelter from the heat.
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San Pedro Valley Park. This is a less aggressive approach than going up the mountain from the McNee Ranch Park on Route 1. Fog was obscuring the views as we ascended. The path was a single track hiking trail, which I much prefer over wide fire roads. Continue reading “Mt Montera” »
Joseph D. Grant park nestles in a valley under the Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton. The park is bisected by Mount Hamilton Road giving hikers a choice of rambling hills to the south or strenuous hikes up 1500 feet to Antler Point to the North. Continue reading “Joseph D. Grant” »
The valley in the early morning still shrouded in mist
Up at 5:30 am to find a clear blue sky with an early morning mist over the golf course. An early morning stroll reveals that nature and the world are up and engaged in life while most people, except those rushing to work, are still asleep.
The goal is a minimum of reaching Shirley Lake but we’ll follow the path, an unofficial trail, that goes directly up the mountainside to reach the lake. It appears that there is an easier approach using a conventional trail but for some reason we are masochists who derive pleasure from the challenge. Continue reading “Shirley Lake – N. Lake Tahoe” »
This was a warm up hike in preparation for climbing up to Shirley Lake the next day.
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