Getting Out

South Valley responds to annual summer hiking trek

Ron Erskine is a local outdoors columnist and avid hiker.
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In December 2012, I wrote this in my “Getting Out” column: “Each new year, we resolve to lose weight, exercise more, or make some other pledge of self-improvement that usually [...]

Family Day at Chitactac Adams park set for June 29

Ron Erskine is a local outdoors columnist and avid hiker.
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Imagine our south Santa Clara Valley before the Gold Rush. It was not unusual to see scores of grizzly bears in a single day. Pronghorn and tule elk regularly browsed [...]

Bald eagle neighbor

Ron Erskine is a local outdoors columnist and avid hiker.
Ron Erskine
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We tell ourselves that the world’s scenic wonders and special wildlife are somewhere else—some exotic location far, far away. Certainly, there are exciting things to see in distant places, but [...]
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