Purisima Creek Redwoods

How well do you know the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District? I’m going to guess not as well as you SHOULD. (If you remember from this post, they also have introductory geocaching hikes for families!) We live in the East Bay, so it’s rather a haul to get there, but trails abound! Today’s focus is…

Get Creekside!

My Bay Area families! It’s raining! For the first time in, well, YEARS. This means our creeks are changing, and it’s a perfect time to get outside and find your local creek. In the next few weeks, the creeks will be swelling and shrinking– almost on a daily basis. This is the time to find…

Baltimore Canyon Open Space

Be warned: I’m starting a love affair with Open Spaces & their trails. It turns out there are lots more of them than probably you know about. Unless, of course, you are someone who knows a lot about Open Space in the Bay Area. Anyway, we went hiking at Baltimore Canyon Open Space, which is…

Rainy Day Hiking Spots

As we sit on the cusp of the over-promised El Nino winter rapidly approaching, and the clouds gather overhead to unleash a torrent of rain unseen for many moons, here are some ideas of where to go when the cabin fever gets too much to bear. Hiking in the rain can be a supremely pleasant…