Autumn: Bishop Ranch Regional Preserve, San Ramon, CA Continue reading Yellow: Bishop Ranch Regional Preserve
Looking for a great trail to hike with young kids in San Ramon? At under two miles, with a variety of scenery, this is one of my favorites spots in the region for a quick escape into nature! Photos taken February 19th, 2014 *** Las Trampas Regional Wilderness, San Ramon, California I’ve written about this one before… Hike: Bollinger Creerk Trail, Las Trampas Regional Wilderness Continue reading Las Trampas: Bollinger Creek Loop Trail
Photo taken May 22nd, 2013 Central Park, San Ramon For more parks in the area with water features, see… Ten Fun East Bay Parks with Free Water Play Structures Continue reading It’s That Time! Water Play!
Yesterday, I hiked this section of the Bollinger Creek Loop Trail in Las Trampas Regional Wilderness with some friends. It’s is one of the few trails in Las Trampas that is shade-covered. It’s also relatively short, with the section along the creek and through the trees being only 0.69 miles (one-way). This is a fun trail to hike with kids, as there’s a lot to … Continue reading Hike: Bollinger Creek Trail, Las Trampas Regional Wilderness
It was pretty darn cold this past weekend, but I still enjoyed a Saturday morning hike at Las Trampas Regional Wilderness with my hiking group. At the start of the hike, the temperature was about 30 degrees, and it heated up all the way to about 36 by the end of the hike. I know for many of you in other parts of the country … Continue reading Hike: Las Trampas Peak, Las Trampas Regional Wilderness
Photos taken January 12th, 2013 Las Trampas Regional Wilderness Continue reading It’s been icy!
A favorite after school activity… playing with friends at the local BMX park! Memorial Park, San Ramon, CA Continue reading BMX Fun, Memorial Park, San Ramon
Photos taken on a hike earlier this week at the Bishop Ranch Regional Preserve in San Ramon… You may also enjoy: Silent Saturday: Martin Canyon Creek Trail (Dublin, California) Silent Saturday: Las Trampas Ridge Trail (San Ramon, California) Continue reading Silent Saturday: Bishop Ranch Regional Preserve
A few photos from my hike earlier this week on the Las Trampas Ridge Trail in San Ramon… For more information about Las Trampas Regional Wilderness, visit http://www.ebparks.org/parks/las_trampas You may also enjoy… Silent Saturday: Martin Canyon Creek Trail Continue reading Silent Saturday: Las Trampas Ridge Trail
When given the option of what to do, 9 times out of 10, my 5-year-old son will ask to go to the local BMX course to ride his bike. Strangely, I just realized I haven’t written about this yet!! We’ve been taking him to ride on the course since he was three years old. At first, even though he already knew how to ride a … Continue reading Bliss… the BMX Park
A friend recommended that I check out this park, and we finally made it there a few weeks ago. Creekside Park in San Ramon is a fun little park, with two play areas; one for little kids, one for older kids. This is one of the few parks around that might actually be challenging for older (8+) kids to climb on. The structure also has … Continue reading Great Climbing Structures, Creekside Park, San Ramon
The weather is warming up, so it’s time to find fun outdoor activities for the kids that incorporate water play. Kids love to play in water… any kind of water! The play areas I’ve included in this list are all free and are located within local community parks. If the features aren’t already on in the park near you, they will be beginning this Memorial … Continue reading Ten Fun East Bay Parks with Free Water Play Features
With summer only a couple months away, it’s time to begin training for summer hiking in the Sierras. Also, after the social and kid-oriented Easter festivities yesterday, I really needed to regroup this morning with a little alone time. I also felt the need for some exercise after the feast at my parent’s house yesterday. For these reasons, I decided to head out for a … Continue reading Solo Hike, Rocky Ridge View Trail, Las Trampas, San Ramon