Category Archives: hike

sculptured beach, point reyes national seashore

When ocean reveals the Secret Beach

Ever since we visited the Alamere Falls of Point Reyes a year ago, this place have kept its mystery to me. It is the tranquility and separation that drew me over again on this 13-mile excursion. This time the destinations are Sculptured beach and

sculptured beach, point reyes national seashore

When ocean reveals the Secret Beach

Ever since we visited the Alamere Falls of Point Reyes a year ago, this place have kept its mystery to me. It is the tranquility and separation that drew me over again on this 13-mile excursion. This time the destinations are Sculptured beach and

Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve, Redwood CA

Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve

I have always amazed by these California oak woodland most often seen on the bay area hiking trails. Unlike Redwood trees which strives to be high up into the sky, the oaks simply refuse growing straight and tall. They “dance” and then freeze their poses along the way. That’s the way I’d

Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve, Redwood CA

Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve

I have always amazed by these California oak woodland most often seen on the bay area hiking trails. Unlike Redwood trees which strives to be high up into the sky, the oaks simply refuse growing straight and tall. They “dance” and then freeze their poses along the way. That’s the way I’d

Happier at your own

It has been quite a few weeks since last time I edited my own photos. Lately I had the chance to do some aggressive editing taken with the 5D Mark ii and D800, I cannot help but marvel at the image quality and the depth that

Happier at your own

It has been quite a few weeks since last time I edited my own photos. Lately I had the chance to do some aggressive editing taken with the 5D Mark ii and D800, I cannot help but marvel at the image quality and the depth that

Upper Stevens Creek County Park, and Pre-wedding Thoughts

Lately,  I have been asked many times “How is wedding planning?” “Are you getting excited?” Yes, it’s only 2 weeks away! I could not even imagine soon enough how life would be engaged around parents, relatives, and out-of-town friends. Let me tell you,

Upper Stevens Creek County Park, and Pre-wedding Thoughts

Lately,  I have been asked many times “How is wedding planning?” “Are you getting excited?” Yes, it’s only 2 weeks away! I could not even imagine soon enough how life would be engaged around parents, relatives, and out-of-town friends. Let me tell you,

High Peaks Loop at Pinnacles National Monument, re-visit

Two hours away from the center of silicon valley, lies this spectacular ancient volcano. Rock spires, ramparts, crags, monoliths, sheer-walled canyons, and caves share no resemblance to the surrounding foothills on this landscape. Once a while, a California Condor or two appear

High Peaks Loop at Pinnacles National Monument, re-visit

Two hours away from the center of silicon valley, lies this spectacular ancient volcano. Rock spires, ramparts, crags, monoliths, sheer-walled canyons, and caves share no resemblance to the surrounding foothills on this landscape. Once a while, a California Condor or two appear

Half Dome Conquered

Let’s first get the things out. We started from the Yosemite Valley floor at 7:16AM and finished at 9:42 PM to hike the round trip to the summit of Yosemite Half Dome, in a total of 14 hours 26 minutes, 19.6 miles

Half Dome Conquered

Let’s first get the things out. We started from the Yosemite Valley floor at 7:16AM and finished at 9:42 PM to hike the round trip to the summit of Yosemite Half Dome, in a total of 14 hours 26 minutes, 19.6 miles

Peacock, Picchetti Winery, Picchetti Ranch Open Space Preserve

4.7 Miles in Picchetti Ranch Open Space Preserve

It’s spring-time! The winter rains have nourished so many wildflowers through this relatively small Preserve. I have captured at least 11 kinds of wildflowers that I rarely see elsewhere. Unfortunately, we didn’t have a guide to educate us the many

Peacock, Picchetti Winery, Picchetti Ranch Open Space Preserve

4.7 Miles in Picchetti Ranch Open Space Preserve

It’s spring-time! The winter rains have nourished so many wildflowers through this relatively small Preserve. I have captured at least 11 kinds of wildflowers that I rarely see elsewhere. Unfortunately, we didn’t have a guide to educate us the many

5.9 Miles at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Natural Wildlife Refuge

Last Sunday’s hike at Don Edwards natural wildlife refuge reminded me that it could be very WINDY by the San Francisco Bay, no matter how nice and warm in the city. We finally got out of the rain and decide

5.9 Miles at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Natural Wildlife Refuge

Last Sunday’s hike at Don Edwards natural wildlife refuge reminded me that it could be very WINDY by the San Francisco Bay, no matter how nice and warm in the city. We finally got out of the rain and decide

6.1 miles in Fremont Older Open Space Preserve

A few words here about friends and friendships for thinking and inspiration. Two may talk together for many years, yet never really actually “meet”; and two others at first speech are old friends. If you judge people, you have no

6.1 miles in Fremont Older Open Space Preserve

A few words here about friends and friendships for thinking and inspiration. Two may talk together for many years, yet never really actually “meet”; and two others at first speech are old friends. If you judge people, you have no

6 miles in the Garin Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park

Spring is the best time to go on a relentless hike in one of the east bay parks, to catch up with the sun and green hills before they all turn harsh and bare.. So we are off to the

6 miles in the Garin Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park

Spring is the best time to go on a relentless hike in one of the east bay parks, to catch up with the sun and green hills before they all turn harsh and bare.. So we are off to the

5.4 miles in Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold:  when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. – by Charles Dickens Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it

5.4 miles in Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold:  when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. – by Charles Dickens Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it

Coal Mine Ridge in Portola Valley

3.9 miles on Coal Mine Ridge trail in Portola valley

Last week, our group had the discussion about Forgiveness. The word pinched everyone’s heart when mentioned. Whether you forgive or not forgive, we all have our own way dealing with those emotions. I want to share a few great quotes

Coal Mine Ridge in Portola Valley

3.9 miles on Coal Mine Ridge trail in Portola valley

Last week, our group had the discussion about Forgiveness. The word pinched everyone’s heart when mentioned. Whether you forgive or not forgive, we all have our own way dealing with those emotions. I want to share a few great quotes

Henry W. Coe State Park

7.1 Miles at Henry W. Coe State Wilderness

Excerpt from the book “The Gifts of Imperfection”: … I realized that courage is one of the  most important qualities that Wholehearted people have in common. And not just any kind of courage; I found that Wholeheartedness requires ordinary courage. Here’s

Henry W. Coe State Park

7.1 Miles at Henry W. Coe State Wilderness

Excerpt from the book “The Gifts of Imperfection”: … I realized that courage is one of the  most important qualities that Wholehearted people have in common. And not just any kind of courage; I found that Wholeheartedness requires ordinary courage. Here’s