Category Archives: California

Hike 32: Alamere Falls

Hike 32 9/4/2016 8.2 miles Alamere Falls I was born and raised in the Bay Area and family vacations were almost always camping and hiking, but I’m ashamed to admit I’d never heard of Alamere Falls until this year. The … Continue reading

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Hike 21: Hollywood Sign

Hike 21 6/6/2016 6 miles Hollywood sign via Mulholland Trail and Mt Lee Road While visiting my family in northern California for a couple of weeks, my two boys and I drove down to Los Angeles to visit my sister … Continue reading

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Hike 13: Purisma Creek Redwoods Open Space

Hike 13 4/9/16 6 miles Purisma Creek Redwoods Open Space My brother Patrick and his wife Melissa, are outdoorsy and active folks and while Melissa (Matthew calls her Mimi) is in her 3rd trimester of her first pregnancy, she has … Continue reading

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Hike 12: Ukraina Trail / Garin Park

Hike 12 4/7/16 3 miles Ukrania Trail, Garin Park Once we found a good spot to hide our geocache, we headed back out to Garin Park the next morning with Grandpa and Matthew. It was a little cloudy and a … Continue reading

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Hike 11: Ukraina Trail / Garin Park

Hike 11 4/6/16 3 miles Ukrania Trail My oldest son and I hiked this afternoon into Garin Park while my youngest napped to look for a spot to hide our first geocache. It’s rare to get to hike with my … Continue reading

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Hike 3: Quarry Lakes

Hike 3 12/28/15 2 miles Quarry Lakes This morning my boys and hiked around Quarry Lakes in Fremont, CA with my dad to do some geocaching. We introduced our 6 year old son to geocaching in an effort to bolster … Continue reading

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Hike 2: Ukrainia Trail

Hike 2 12/25/15 5.5 miles Ukrainia Trail Before Christmas dinner and while my boys napped, I joined my dad, Patrick and Melissa for a hike to the Ukrainia Historical Marker in Garin Park (Hayward, CA). From Mom and Dad’s house, … Continue reading

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