Category Archives: On the coast

Hikes along the Pacific Coast

From the Field: Waddell Creek Backpacking Trip (Big Basin / Rancho Del Oso)

We had 6 families join us on our short trip into the woods.  Given our late-in-the-day start, there were cars coming up the fire-road, probably workers finishing up their day on the private farmland that lines much of the trail to our campsite.  To avoid the cars and enjoy a quieter hike, half of our […]

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Location of the Week: Coastside Trail (Half Moon Bay)

If you can’t make it out for Friday’s Santa Cruz hikes, you can make your own trek to the beach, with some wonderful trails, boardwalks, and beach to explore. Check out Coastside Trail which runs for several miles in either direction of the Half Moon Bay region.  It’s runs through and along many neighborhoods in […]

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Rock Into the New Year

I don’t know about you, but spending much of winter indoors makes me a little batty. Whenever I get a chance to step outside and feel warm sun on my face, a giddy sense of delight sweeps over me. My husband read me to sleep last night – a book describing this process as immediate, perceivable […]

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San Francisco Zoo


Visit this spacious, classic zoo near the beach in San Francisco.

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Mori Point


Venture into this Golden Gate National Park, and experience rustic coastland and more developed beach areas.

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