Pacific Coast Gardening forum: Hiking while temps allow it

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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
May 31, 2015 11:55 PM CST
We went hiking today at Del Valle Regional Park, in Livermore. Taking a chance of a break in the sudden heat wave we had yesterday. Thankful for the breezy conditions on and off, when we are nearer beach side of the trail. Love to see the lake, so refreshing to the eyes, as it gets rougher and drier heading up.

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Really dry as we head up, thankfully the view below is worth it.
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So funny we made a wrong turn, and our path was getting too dangerously narrow and steep ravine, thankfully we heard two bike riders above us and we realized we made a wrong turn, so we backtracked and found the safer path. Hilarious!

Heading back home as we leave Del Valle..the view is nice, albeit such a dry, dry landscape..drought making brown the new green indeed. Glad there are still some trees dotting some areas of the very dry slopes.
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Jun 3, 2015 12:13 PM CST
A very pretty day for it......nice ot get out before summer hits.....
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and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Liz
Santa Rosa, CA (Zone 9b)
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Lizzipa
Jun 3, 2015 6:13 PM CST
Pretty hike Tarev! My husband & I went for a hike around a local lake, last weekend, and somehow got off the trail - the hike was a little longer than we planned...
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
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tarev
Jun 3, 2015 6:35 PM CST
Thanks Sherry and Liz Big Grin Indeed..so easy to lose the trail Hilarious!
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
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tarev
Jun 21, 2015 7:52 PM CST
Yesterday, 20June2015, time to beat the heat once more..back to San Francisco. We went to Fort Point, now open to the public.

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It was nice going down on the winding staircase inside this lookout access point.
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Managed around 12,000+ steps yesterday! Woohoo! Goal! Goal!

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Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Jun 21, 2015 9:05 PM CST
yup...do all the walking you can, while you can....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
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tarev
Jun 29, 2015 10:11 AM CST
This past weekend, back to Land's end, with some friends, and shoreline walk near Ocean Beach and heading to Twin Peaks for a beautiful view, thankful there is no fog to obscure the view! woohoo! Took us an hour to exit San Francisco later, got to go around lots of road blocks due to ongoing Pride parade festivities.

Love how this flock of seagulls just settle in that warm part of the beach. Beachgoers oftentimes trudging on this flock to break them apart, but they just ease back and continue lounging under the sun Smiling
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Watching our friends get all the way down there at Land's end, I am just half way up, saving my energy for later Big Grin
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The view from Twin Peaks, the dense beauty of city living around San Francisco as seen from high above.
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Jun 29, 2015 10:33 AM CST
San Francisco is without a doubt, singularly beautiful....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
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Kelli
Jul 2, 2015 10:38 AM CST
My sister had a business trip to SF one time and she won't go back. She said that the panhandlers are too aggressive. I have never been to SF myself, so I can't say, but I'm guessing she was in the wrong part of town. (She was with a group of about 6 women, not alone, and they were practically mugged by the panhandlers.)
Take a walk with me at http://cubits.org/dayhikes/
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Jul 2, 2015 10:56 AM CST
Oh, that's a shame, because San Francisco is such a unique and special place.....maybe they ended up in The Tenderloin?...lol..

I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
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tarev
Jul 2, 2015 11:34 AM CST
Like any city here in the US, there are good and bad sides..just have to be aware of your surroundings. Same thing there in SoCal at the Santa Monica 3rd street area..touristy area but many panhandlers and homeless too, or in downtown LA. Personally I prefer going around downtown SF than downtown LA anytime.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Jul 2, 2015 11:56 AM CST
sure...most cities have areas that tourists are advised to stay away from....

I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."

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