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Butano Loop

This is a nice over-nighter off the coast north of Santa Cruz. The trip total is 11 miles with an elevation gain (and subsequently loss) of 1300 feet. Its in Butano state park in the Santa Cruz mountains, and is … Continue reading

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Backpacking in the South Bay

I’ve lived in San Jose for the past 12 years, and I’ve managed to scrape up a few outdoor trips that are worth doing in early spring and late fall. You’ll want to avoid doing these trips during the summer … Continue reading

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