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 Post subject: Backpacking and hiking
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:05 am 
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I'm new to the area and I want to get some miles under my feet before classes start. I know there are some awesome places in the north bay, but I don't know where to start. For those that have done some hiking or backpacking around here, what are your favorite spots? What do you recommend?


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 Post subject: Re: Backpacking and hiking
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:25 pm 
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The only place I've gone hiking is Muir Woods. I can't remember which trail we did. When we first got to the main area it was super crowded and I thought it was going to suck, but once you actually get out on a trail and away from the main 'touristy' area it is pretty quiet and there are some beautiful views.

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 Post subject: Re: Backpacking and hiking
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:32 pm 
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Point Reyes...not close but worth the drive. Also the Marin headlands.

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 Post subject: Re: Backpacking and hiking
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:42 pm 
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for shorter, day stuff check out the east bay regional parks and also mount tamalpais and mount diablo

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 Post subject: Re: Backpacking and hiking
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:59 pm 
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i've heard tilden and redwood parks are good but i've never been. I think i've only been to Muir woods.


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 Post subject: Re: Backpacking and hiking
PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:46 pm 
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I live on bald mountain and we have great trails in our neighborhood. Mt tam is great too. I will ask my husband for more recommendations. I love point Reyes and the Marin hedlands as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Backpacking and hiking
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:29 am 
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Muir Woods was nice, but I really need to spend more time there. Point Reyes and Mt. Tam are definitely happening next month. I'm right next to Tilden, so I've explored it a bit. I'll have to check out Bald Mountain, too!

So many places I want to see.


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 Post subject: Re: Backpacking and hiking
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:35 pm 
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I hiked Mt. Tam once and would definitely recommend it. There are tons of trails, so you can do short or long walks. There's a little store at the east peak I think which is open on weekends and sells maps.

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 Post subject: Re: Backpacking and hiking
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:16 am 
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I'm really looking forward to checking out Pinnacles Monument. Caves, Condors and Cliffs!


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 Post subject: Re: Backpacking and hiking
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:30 pm 
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I've been wanting to go to Pinnacles for ages!

Also the skyline to the sea trail. It takes 2-3 days and is supposed to be really cool.

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 Post subject: Re: Backpacking and hiking
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We recently went to Butano State Park for a 2-day backpacking trip and it was very quiet, isolated and relaxing. We saw four people during the entire trip, other than my own group. I heard 2-3 people from the adjacent campsite, but never saw them! One way hike in is 5.5 miles, but feels like more.

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