Category Archives: From the Field

Picchetti: Location and Facebook Shot of the Week


“Lovely Monday morning hike at Picchetti Ranch Open Space Preserve. These two 2-year-olds self-propelled the whole way and even had extra energy for exploring cool old logs.”  – Amy Come to Picchetti for great hill and valley trails, wine tasting, amphibian finding, log climbing, and views of the quarry and reservoir.  Learn more on your […]

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Santa Cruz Help?


Mika is beginning a new chapter in parenthood – preschool for her little one.  This means she can no longer lead her Seabright Beach Hikes.  Are you a coast or near-coast resident who wants to lead hikes to build community in your area, as well as build a routine for family time and fitness outdoors?  […]

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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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Stroller Hikes made… the ABC News!


In April, several folks were interviewed about Stroller Hikes in the Bay Area, when a journalist in the Midwest of the US wished hiking with very young children would take off in her hometown.  We were told the article featuring Stroller Hikes would come out in July, but it was hot stuff – out May […]

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From the Field: Spring Valley Pond and Food Trucks (Milpitas)


When I saw Melissa earlier last week, she was conflicted.  Classic movie screening, or hike with food trucks?  Aren’t we so blessed to make these tough decisions!  Hiking followed by food trucks won out, and were a fantastic success this last week, for Andrea’s Toddler Trek around Spring Valley Pond in Ed Levin County Park […]

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