What: scenic trail hike through 58 parks.
Where: Diablo Range, east of SF Bay.
Distance: about 203 miles.
Highlights: habitat and scenic diversity; mix of remote hiking and trail corridors through towns; spectacular SF Bay views; easy access via public transit.
What: Long trail hike in the most beautiful region of the Sierra Nevada.
Where: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
Distance: about 155 miles.
Highlights: an alternative to the JMT with fewer people and great scenery
What: excellent coastal hiking with many interesting river crossings.
Where: Sydney to Mallacoota, Australia.
When: Sep 22 – Oct 15, 2011 (24 days)
Distance: about 416 miles.
What: Thru-hike of the Great North Walk trail.
Where: Newcastle to Sydney, Australia.
When: Sep 14 – 22, 2011 (9 days)
Distance: about 156 miles.
What: Off-trail hiking down the Escalante River, from town to Powell.
Where: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah.
When: Apr 30 to May 10, 2009 (11 days)
Distance: about 130 miles.
What: a section of the Pacific Crest Trail and 4 summits.
Where: Ebbett's Pass to Castle Pass just north of I-80.
When: Aug 1-7, 2013 (7 days).
Distance: about 115 miles.
What: On and off-trail hiking with 3 summits.
Where: Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks, from Lodgepole Campground.
When: Sep 27 – Oct 2, 2012 (6 days).
Distance: about 85 miles.
What: Bike tour on very quiet paved and dirt roads.
Where: Central California.
When: Mar 21-28, 2010 (8 days).
Distance: about 442 miles.
What: Big Coe Loop Route Guide.
Where: Henry Coe State Park southeast of San Jose, California.
Distance: about 74 miles.
Highlights: Perimeter walk around the Bay Area's largest and wildest park.
What: Trail hiking, some of it on obscure trails.
Where: Ventana Wilderness, Los Padres NF.
When: Nov 12-14, 2010 and Nov 26-28, 2011 (3 days).
Distance: about 29 miles.
What: Trail hiking through the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Where: Palo Alto to Santa Cruz, California.
When: Nov 24-26, 2010 (3 days).
Distance: about 65 miles.
What: On and off-trail hiking with 6 summits.
Where: Kings Canyon National Park, from Baxter Pass.
When: Sep 12-19, 2016 (8 days).
Distance: about 70 miles.