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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Carson Falls

My friends had two requests as I researched this hike: views and something easy. So when I saw pictures of flowing waterfalls and read that it was only three and a half miles, I was confident that this hike would deliver on both. Oops. It’s not actually that the trail to Carson Falls is hard. […]

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