Edgewood Park

I started this blog about five months into my goal so I could just point people here when they asked me for recommendations rather than trying to remember my favorites. Since my memory is terrible enough to warrant documenting my adventures in the first place, I try to write up recent hikes first. That means […]

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Ovens Mouth Preserve

If there’s a better place in the world than Maine in September, I haven’t found it. The crowds are mostly gone…the bugs are mostly gone…and it’s usually still warm enough to spend hours outside playing wiffle ball/nerf gun wars/riding bikes with my nephew. Highlights from this particular trip included gorging on cherry tomatoes from the […]

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China Camp State Park

China Camp’s name comes from a shrimping village established in the 1880s. While that’s generations ago, the last remaining villager passed away just last year. This history, plus its sweeping views of San Pablo Bay, make for a nice afternoon; however, China Camp isn’t going to make my top 10 list. Let my trip there […]

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