Yearly Archives: 2020

2020’s good news happened outdoors

2020’s good news happened outdoors

As the coronavirus sent people running for cover last spring, Joe Owen ran to help others. The Danville soccer coach trotted up Mount Diablo (13 miles and 3,400 feet…

Bring on the map makeover

Bring on the map makeover

Before thousands of climbers ascended Mount Whitney every year, a group of Buffalo Soldiers reached the summit in 1903. The first African Americans to climb the mountain also built its…

Hike to San Antonio Falls

Hike to San Antonio Falls

Trailhead: Logging museum at White Pines just outside Arnold Length: 4.5 miles one way; 9 miles round trip Time: 3-4 hours round trip Dog-friendly? Yes! Getting there…

California cyclists complete cross-country excursion

California cyclists complete cross-country excursion

On the toughest bicycle trek any of them had tried, Day 7 ranked as the toughest day. As the team pedaled on State Route 375 through Nevada’s hottest desert…

“Love the park you’re near”

“Love the park you’re near”

Blue-green water greets me again as I start my run around Castro Valley’s Lake Chabot. Every time I run the nine-mile lap around it, I try to…

Cyclists aim to inspire on cross country ride

Cyclists aim to inspire on cross country ride

A half dozen teenagers and one slightly-older teacher will bicycle out of San Francisco this June, on their way across the Central Valley, over the Sierra Nevada mountains and…