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What: a hike from home to the Pacific Coast and back.
Where: Santa Cruz Mountains, California.
When: June 19-23, 2020 (30 days).
Distance: about 100 miles.
What: autumn trail hike across the Sierra Nevada.
Where: from Reno Nevada to Auburn California.
When: Oct 8-17, 2019 (just over 9 days).
Distance: about 150 miles.
What: 32 day hikes.
Where: San Francisco Bay Area.
Distance: about 20 miles each.
Highlights: a collection of diverse walks throughout the Bay Area.
One great city. 600 outdoor public stairways. 130 miles in twelve sequential routes. Take a hike a month, or combine them into one multi-day hike. This is the most creative, surprising, and flat-out fun trip we have ever taken.
What: Four short backpacking trips.
Where: Marin County, California.
When: 2010-2015; (2-5 days each).
Distance: 41-96 miles.
What: on and off trail beach and coast hiking.
Where: Point Reyes National Seashore.
When: April 2-7 2009 (6 days).
Distance: about 120 miles.
What: beach and coast hike.
Where: Monterey Bay from Santa Cruz to Point Pinos.
When: Feb 3-5, 2011 (3 days).
Distance: about 55 miles.
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: 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.