Category Archives: From the Field

From the Field: Seabright Beach (Santa Cruz)


While San Francisco and plenty of other coastal places get socked in with fog this time of year, Santa Cruz is well known for being bright and sunny by 2 PM. The last two weeks were sunnier a bit earlier – closer to noon, but the beaches get busy with picnickers, paddle boaters, surfers, yoga […]

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From the Field: Bol Park (Palo Alto)

Lisa, Lily, and Sadie had a wonderful hike at Bol Park two weeks ago, visiting the chickens, goats, and donkeys.  If you’ve never visited this repurposed (paved) railroad line, you will be pleasantly surprised and pleased by the old-world feel of this Stanford area trail, nestled between modern Palo Alto neighborhoods.  You’ll see several old […]

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From the Field: Big Basin Camping

From the Editor: In our effort to make Stroller Hikes more sustainable, this year sees a new league of amazing volunteers facilitating camping trips.  Carolyn reports on last week’s family car camping trip to Big Basin.  I hope you enjoy hearing about her trip that went fantastically well and was fraught with what makes many […]

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Gear On the Go Survey

Super-intern Elia has authored a short survey (should take you 3 minutes) aimed to help us manage Gear On the Go, Stroller Hikes’ FREE lending library of strollers, baby backpacks, and carriers.  Please help us by participating in the survey:  Thank you!  (Photo above of Melissa and Maxwell using the Gear On the Go […]

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From the Field: Guadalupe Oak Grove (San Jose)

We love Guadalupe Oak Grove, a San Jose City Park, because it feels like an open space, but it totally kid-friendly, with rocks for scrambling, trees for climbing, wide trails for bikes, strollers, and more, and easy access from San Jose neighborhoods without a fee. Cori led a Stroller Hike there two weeks ago.  She […]

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