Hiking the San Francisco Bay Area
by Linda Hamilton (Falcon Guides)
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Really nice hike, even on a crowded Sunday. Lots of time under forest canopy, then an extended period exposed to full sun (warm in July!). Great views over huge forested valleys leading towards Santa Cruz - who knew we had all that wilderness right here?! We did the Rocks loop (.8 mile) then the "short" loop (3.1 miles) towards the campground - turned arouind at the interconnnecting trail - and it was the perfect length. If it's warm, go in the AM or very late afternoon to avoid baking and bring about twice the amount of water that you normally bring for a 2 hour jaunt - it really cooks in summer.
Nice walk, but very warm in exposed areas. Bring plenty of water. Sounds from gun range very annoying in parts.
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