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Russian Gulch Falls

April 9th, 2010 No comments
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Jason and I meet a little after 9:00, grab a huge breakfast at the Pork Store Haight. Our waitress there is insanely cute and maintains a bright disposition at all times during our breakfast. We finish our breakfast and head out toward Mendocino. Yesterday I agreed to join Jason to Mendocino for a few days of hiking and even though I have some phone calls scheduled for this week and my window of opportunity to do my OSDV volunteer work is closing fast given the job offers currently lying on the table.
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Jug Handle Park

February 12th, 2010 No comments
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In the morning, Jason and I headed to Eggheads where I had the “Cowardly Lion.” After breakfast, Jason had to take care of some issues over the phone so I wandered around a bit. I went to a coffee shot to caffeinate myself further and a cute hippie girl with a baby in a stroller asked me, “Do you read?” I told her that I did and she reached into the stroller and pulled out a dog-eared copy of “On The Road” by Jack Kerouac.

Since I spent much of the previous night dreaming about mushrooms, I walked over to a local bookshop and picked up a copy of “All That the Rain Promises and More” by David Arora. Jason finished up, so we went back to The Outdoor Store to ask for Kate’s suggestions on destinations. After some discussion, we decided to go to Jug Handle Park and Ecological Staircase.

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Mendocino Woodlands

February 11th, 2010 No comments
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After a delicious fresh crab benedict (Dorothy’s Revenge) breakfast from Eggheads in Fort Bragg, Jason and I headed to The Outdoor Store across the street to see if we could find a map for nearby Jackson State Forest. The proprietor of the shop, Kate, was extremely helpful and awesome — if you’re ever bicycling, hiking, or just in Fort Bragg and need some outdoor equipment then you should go. She sold me the last map she had for the park and made several hiking suggestions. The nicest sounding hike was the Mendocino Woodlands inside the park.

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Mendocino National Forest

February 11th, 2010 No comments
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On 2010-02-08, Jason and I headed out from San Francisco to the Mendocino National Forest with a idea of a few starting points for hikes derived from Google Maps. We arrived at the ranger station in Upper Lake early in the day and picked up a 3 different maps of the area with one of the maps containing an overview and a detail view of Lake Pillsbury. In Carnonymous, we climbed to nearly the top of route 301 through the forest and began our journey along what we thought was trail 85411 just South of Penny Pines.

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Mori Ridge Ascent

February 11th, 2010 No comments

On 2010-02-07, Jason and I decided to locate a trail he found on Google Maps satellite view up to the Sweeny Ridge. I brought a fully loaded pack for exercise and practice. We meandered about in Carnonymous in the Northern outskirts of Pacifica for a while climbing the hill twice near Fairway Park on foot only to find the end of the both path before reaching the trails observed on Google Maps.

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