Tag Archives: San Jose

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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High Sierra Trail – Explanation and Preparation

My brother and I are both avid backpackers and we routinely hike with our children. This summer, we joined forces and took our two families along with my nephew (of our sister) and we did the High Sierra Trail (Also … Continue reading

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Hidden binary message on coyote creek trail

I came across this while I was out running today. Its on coyote creek trail next to Metcalf road. Its a binary message engraved into a piece of granite on the right side of the trail when heading south. I … 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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