A nice thing about living in the Bay Area is that there are a bunch of free programs that try to get people out and hiking. Stef and I took on the 2017 East Bay Trails Challenge this years to see some of the regional parks we have not yet visited.
The hikes we did:
- Feb 11: Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area (3.48 mi)
- Feb 18: Point Pinole Regional Shoreline (4.13 mi)
- Mar 11: Roberts Regional Recreation Area (1.22 mi)
- Jun 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shorelines (3.84 mi)
- Jun 20: Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve (2.62 mi)
The incentive to do the award was a neat little lapel pin that features the California poppy. We saw a lot of these little orange flowers on our hikes!
Today, Stef and I finished the 2016 Sonoma Regional Parks Trails Challenge by hiking our fifth trail in the Sonoma Regional Parks system. It was a great way to see the parts of Sonoma that one doesn’t go to when wine tasting. 🙂
We started with a camping trip to Stillwater Cove park, which let us hike three different trails along the beautiful Sonoma coast (Stillwater Cove, Bluff Top Trail, and Pinnacle Gulch). Then we did a couple of ham radio summit activations, climbing Hood Mountain and Taylor Mountain. All in all, it was a terrific experience that we hope to repeat next year.
Watch the video to see some of the sights we caught along the way!