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Walking in Marin

Last weekend I walked with a friend from the headlands to Stinson Beach. We met in Stinson, left one car and parked the other at the Arts c…

Started by heidi thompson

0 Oct 30, 2013

Ocean beach tides

We are going to hike the San Francisco to Half Moon Bay hike in September 2013. If we are on Ocean Beach at high tide, are there just certa…

Started by Kristi Davis

1 Sep 25, 2013
Reply by Tom Courtney

My experience on the Emigrant Trail trip

My wife and I and another couple just completed the Emigrant Trail trip described in Tom's book. Well, make that almost completed. Here's o…

Started by Barry Brisco

5 Sep 9, 2013
Reply by Barry Brisco

Boots for Northen California

What kind of shoes/boots do you recommend for a 5 day walk from San Francisco to Inverness in early September? Daily distance range is 7 -…

Started by Larry Augenstein

1 Jul 21, 2013
Reply by Emily Courtney

Marin Headlands in Spring

I'm not in California, but I have fond memories of visiting Marin with my brother about 10 years ago. So I'm wanting to do the Marin walkab…

Started by Robert Devereux

4 Mar 21, 2013
Reply by Robert Devereux

What Should I Pack on my Inn-to-Inn Hike?

I've taken two incredible trips on the California coast North of San Francisco and I'm looking forward to more. Here are some of the things…

Started by Emily Courtney

14 Oct 21, 2012
Reply by Eric Renger

Marin Headlands Hike

I am hiking from the Marin Headlands to Bolinas in late October.  Does anyone know where to stay so that I am close to the trailhead?  Shou…

Started by Mary Jane Cooper

3 Oct 10, 2012
Reply by Emily Courtney

Pilgrimage on El Camino de Santiago de Compostela

Walkabout California author Tom Courtney and his wife Heidi hiked the 500 mile Camino in Spain, an ancient pilgrimage route to the burial s…

Started by Emily Courtney

11 Aug 4, 2012
Reply by Susan "backpack45" Alcorn

good book, how about some "elevation gain" numbers?

Just bought the book and am glad I did.  But we're wondering why the data in the book about hike mileage doesn't also include "elevation ga…

Started by Barry Brisco

3 Jul 18, 2012
Reply by Tom Courtney

Southern California Walkabouts?

I love this website and the idea of these types of trips! I'd love to do one but all these trails seem to be in northern california.... I r…

Started by Priscilla D. Chavez

4 Apr 17, 2012
Reply by Tom Courtney


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