Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Biking and Nordic Walking in the Bay Area: Crystal Springs Reservoir

This lovely locale is easily accessible, paved the entire way with gently rolling hills along a beautiful reservoir.  For bikers:  do this Mon-Fri.  Weekends are too busy with walkers for biking. This is a great biking option year-round.  In Springtime, there’s an amazing array of flowers.   Bring your binocs – you never know what you […]

Outdoor Activities: Hiking and Biking SAFETY TIP

April 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Gear, Trail Tips, Uncommon Sense

The first thing rangers will tell you:  Make a copy of your ID and insurance card.  Put it in your pack. I add:  cover it in plastic wrap or in a small plastic baggie.  Write your emergency contact name and phone number on it. People often ask me what’s in my hiking pack.  I’ll get […]

Endurance Tips for Hikers, Joggers & Outdoor Enthusiasts

Whether hiking, walking, jogging or biking, here are some tips to help endurance: Slow down before you need to stop.  It takes more energy to stop and start than it does to slow down. Anticipate the need to rest and rest before you need to. When hiking, try taking shorter steps.  This helps endurance as […]