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Susan Alcorn’s Backpacking & Hiking Tales and Tips, December 2020
1. As Hiking Surges During the Pandemic, So Do Injuries
2. Audio walks—armchair and onsite
3. Camino Masks
4. Treeline Review helps with finding good gear for gifts!
5. Drawing the Colors of Winter
6. Wearing a Mask While Running
7. Past, Present and Future on the Bay Area Ridge Trail.
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Bills Hill at Henry Coe State Park
FINALLY we were able to tackle a new Nifty Ninety Peak. And it was great fun! The peaks in Henry Coe have posed, and continue to pose, a challenge to us for several reasons. They are all rated as difficult. Most of the trails are steep and long.
Timing can be tricky. Spring can be beautiful with wildflowers galore, but the trails can be slippery and water crossings difficult. Summer days can easily hit 100 or more and water sources can be limited. Fall is usually great, but wildfires become a concern. Winter temperatures often drop below freezing. Read More
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