Within a two hour drive of our home on the San Francisco Peninsula are over a million acres of public land. There is strong public support for open space acquisitions and outdoor opportunities continue to grow. Altitudes range from sea level to over 4000 feet and there is extraordinary habitat and scenic diversity. The weather is benign and backpacking is good year-round. We have been exploring the region for a few decades and have taken hundreds of day hikes and many dozens of multi-day backpacking trips. Public transit provides car free access to many trailheads.