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    Member Since August 2016

    Richard R Pro-red@3x

    Los Gatos, California 

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    Richard R reviewed Soberanes Point and Whale Peak

    26 days ago

    Great views but avoid the headlands loop if you have any sensitivity to poison oak.

    Trail is overgrown in this section.

    You will be brushed by poison oak if you pass through this section.

    Take the black dotted shortcut as shown on the trail map image for 27 Aug 2019.

    Richard R reviewed Loch Lomond Recreation Area

    about 1 month ago

    Could be nice hike but the bugs swarming and buzzing in the ears made it very unpleasant even with DEET. Maybe it's just the Aug 13 timing? Or midweek and not enough other hikers to feed on? Or it's better if you're running or have headphones in your ears? Wouldn't go again without a head net? Wound up fanning myself with hat or map for much of the trail just to clear air. Have had many other more pleasant redwood hikes this season. Nice finish at lake with a breeze to clear the air.

    Richard R completed Loch Lomond Recreation Area

    about 1 month ago

    Richard R reviewed Lexington Vista Point via Aquinas and Serenity Trails

    about 1 month ago

    Used the Aquinas Trail in reverse from Sheldon Road to access Lexington Vista Serenity Trail portion. Skipped the Montevina section. Shortened the hike and put the climb at the start. No parking on Sheldon Road so need to find spot on Overlook or below.

    Unexpectedly saw a banana slug on the Serenity Trail/road today, August 6, in the chaparral? Not a redwood or drop of rain in sight? First time spotted a banana slug outside the redwoods? (See photo)

    Richard R reviewed Aquinas Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Used this route in reverse from Sheldon Road entrance and combined it with the Lexington Vista Trail. Skipped the steep exposed section to Montevina. Made it more pleasant with the uphill at the start. No parking on Sheldon so need to find a spot on Overlook or below.

    Richard R completed Aquinas Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Richard R reviewed Mount Umunhum

    about 1 month ago

    Nice trail.

    Richard R completed Mount Umunhum

    about 1 month ago

    Richard R reviewed Berry Creek Falls Loop

    about 1 month ago

    Enjoyed a quiet midweek hike clockwise. Not a young super athlete and found parks suggested 5-6 hours for the loop a reasonable challenge with time to enjoy the scenery.

    Richard R completed Berry Creek Falls Loop

    about 1 month ago

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    3 months ago

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