Mission Peak – California Coast Range via Ohlone College Peak Trail

Silicon Valley looks like a microchip from up here. The Peak Trail starting at Ohlone College is a glorious 4 mile uphill hike through patches of beating sun and herds of black grazing cattle. Following the contour of the California Coast Range, the trail shows the developed areas around the south edge of the San… Read More Mission Peak – California Coast Range via Ohlone College Peak Trail

Forest Molt – Skyline to Sea Trail at Castle Rock SP

In August, trees shed powdery fluffs of thin bark and yellowing leaves into the air. Underneath the mountain’s canopy of branches, if a trail is not regularly cleared out by moving animals (like deer or wandering hikers) the atmosphere can mimic the thickness of being underwater, with poofs of pollen floating aimlessly like the sleepy… Read More Forest Molt – Skyline to Sea Trail at Castle Rock SP