Fort Funston

Fort Funston was another “I can’t believe I’ve lived in the Bay for the better part of a decade and never been here” experience. Visiting new places is one of the best parts of this little resolution. Fort Funston delivered–sandy bluffs, ocean views, and all the dogs I could possibly want to pet. No real […]

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Monte Bello Open Space Preserve

Monte Bello has been on my radar all year. It’s part of the Santa Cruz Mountains — currently my favorite part of the region for hiking. Why my favorite? The Santa Cruz Mountains are generally less crowded than Marin, many trails are less exposed than the East Bay (perfect for summer hikes), and the drive […]

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Mt. Sutro

All this time in the city, and I never knew about Mt. Sutro. I found out about it a couple of weeks ago when my company held its annual volunteering day and I signed up to help out at Sutro Stewards, a non-profit nursery and conservation organization that’s doing cool work to replant the hill […]

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Crockett Hills Regional Park

I have no idea how I found this park. I guess I was just jonesing to spend a day near Vallejo. Has anyone ever said that out loud? I’m glad I found it though. It’s an easy drive from the city, and seems to be relatively undiscovered, which is quite a rare feat in this […]

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