Itinerary: Day hikes near the Bay

Make sure it is safe and appropriate to be hiking before heading out

An interesting itinerary request came in last month, from a good friend of mine who is moving away from Oakland soon and wanted to go on a cool day hike near San Francisco before he and his wife leave the Bay Area. But within days of getting his email, my Twitter feed was suddenly a blur of orange, filled with photos of the fires ripping through the Wes…

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