One great city. 600 outdoor public stairways. 109 miles in ten 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: bike tour on very quiet paved and dirt roads.
Where: Northern California.
When: Oct 7-20, 2008 (14 days).
Distance: about 820 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: 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: 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.