Monthly Archive: October 2010

Oct 31

El Corte de Madera Open Space Preserve

El Corte de Madera Open Space Preserve. Wow, that’s a mouthful. Two days ago I had never heard of it. Have you? After the recent rains, I was having trouble figuring out where to hike. Many trails around here turn into sticky mudpuddles after a rain. Where to go that wouldn’t? I asked around at …

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Oct 30

Little Shop Of Horrors!

Steve Wood, aka WorkerOfWood, hosts a yearly get-together for members of the Geocachers of the Bay Area called “Little Shop Of Horrors”. Steve and his family are nice enough to open up their workshop and yard for geocachers to come and chat, swap stories, and use the workshop to make hard-to-find cache containers. Happily this …

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Oct 24

Bay Area Ridge Trail Geocaching Class!

The Bay Area Ridge Trail and REI sponsored two free Geocaching classes at Almaden Quicksilver County Park yesterday. While the threatening weather kept the attendance down a bit, everyone had a good time (and the rain stayed away until the last group got back to the trailhead). The students were given a GPS to use …

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Oct 17

Hiker’s Hut!

Anne has organized several group hikes to the Sierra Club’s “Hiker’s Hut” at Sam McDonald County Park. This year Elaine and I finally got to go! We started Saturday morning and hiked up to the Hut. We quickly moved in and made ourselves at home. It was really nice to have a comfortable home base …

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Oct 14

New Garmin Maps!

I’ve added several new Bay Area park maps to my collection for the Garmin 62, Oregon, Dakota and Colorado. New additions include Sam McDonald County Park (where I’m spending the weekend) and the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve. Check ’em out here.

Oct 10

Nerd Corner: The blog about the blog

Blogging about the Blog A few years ago I swore I didn’t want to have a blog.  “I don’t have anything to say, and nobody wants to read it.”  I still suspect the latter is true.  But I’ve realized that occasionally I have something to say that won’t fit into 140 characters on Twitter.   …

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Oct 08


I’ll be working Saturday in the Bay Area Ridge Trail ( booth at the Pumpkins In The Park fair being held by the Guadalupe River Park and Gardens in downtown San Jose. Looks like a fun event for younger kids … wander by our booth to learn about the Ridge Trail. Sunday … An …

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Oct 06

Trips and Photos and GPS Tracks…Oh My!

I’ve added a new feature to this website…a catalog of recent hikes that I’ve been on, including… A Google Map showing the GPS track of my hike … you can see exactly where I went The complete catalog of photos I took on the hike Markers on the map showing where each photo was taken …

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