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 By Quincy Koetz
Tank Hill Park

Bay Area Nifty Ninety Peaks

I cover a lot of obscure mountains and hikes on this website. Often I hike a mountain because it lands on an equally unknown peakbagging list, such as the Bay Area Nifty Ninety Peaks. Peakbagging is a relentless though highly questionable pursuit of tagging summits in a systematic way. Though heavily ridiculed by “serious climbers”,...

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North Sonoma Mountain

North Sonoma Mountain Hike near Santa Rosa, CA

Onward with my “close-ish to home hikes” during COVID19! Sonoma Mountain looms over the North Bay and is tantalizingly close to nearly every major city in Sonoma County. For many years, access to this iconic summit was highly restricted. That’s probably due to its highly prized vineyards and viticulture. However, Jack London State...

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