Apr 13, 2010 at 6:56 am #1257655
@akajutLocale: Central Oklahoma
Plan a excursion using only public transit and trails. No car neccessary.Apr 13, 2010 at 6:05 pm #1597670
Ken HelwigBPL Member
@kennyhel77Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Us Californians do not use public transportation…we drive………………Apr 18, 2010 at 5:50 pm #1599298
I've used that site before. It works pretty well.
I like to take public transportation to certain trail heads that have been known for car break-in's (Mission Peak). I don't want to leave my car overnight with the chance of it getting broken in. I could always arrange a shuttle but, that can be a hassle sometimes.May 31, 2010 at 9:04 am #1615404
This site is also worth checking out (full disclosure – a friend of mine helped put this together)
Transit & TrailsJun 1, 2010 at 5:40 pm #1615853
That's the same site.
I just planned an overnighter in the East Bay hills with that site. I'm either walking or taking BART and Buses to and from the trail heads. Should be interesting.Jun 1, 2010 at 6:24 pm #1615866
@davidlutzLocale: Bay Area
I'd be interested to know more about that, if you don't mind sharing…..Jun 7, 2010 at 9:04 pm #1617758
As of right now, this is my plan.
I am going to take a combo of BART and buses from Hayward(home) to The Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland(trail head). I will then hike south along the Bay Area Ridge Trail through Redwood Park, camp at Lake Chabot and then continue on the Ridge Trail through Castro Valley, to the Five Canyons area.
The trail isn't complete from Five Canyons to Mission Peak so I am going to walk roads(Five Canyons Blvd, Fairview Ave. & Hayward Blvd.) to the edge of Garin Regional Park and then through to the Garin parking lot. From there, down Garin Ave. to Mission Blvd. to catch a bus back home.
Its 33 miles with a small detour to my friend's place near Fairview for a water resupply.Jun 7, 2010 at 10:07 pm #1617770
Amy LauterbachBPL Member
@drongobirdLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
Thanks for posting that link. I'm looking forward to trying it. We've taken a few public transit backpacking trips recently. Last year we took a 5 day backpack trip using public transit – San Francisco CalTrain to Santa Cruz bus depot on foot:
Two weeks ago we took a 5 day backpacking trip, also using public transit. San Francisco CalTrain station to Limantour Estero; back to Sausalito Ferry. I don't have that trip report posted to SmugMug yet.
Last year we did a 6 day Point Reyes circumambulation. We drove there, but it could be done using public transit as well. Now Jim is mapping a 14-16 day Bay Area walk that combines all three of these hikes. CalTrain to SF; ferry to Sausalito; walk to Inverness via the high route; circumambulation of Pt Reyes; back to GG bridge along the coastal route; and follow the coast south to Santa Cruz; bus to San Jose and CalTrain back to Palo Alto. It's probably 300 miles.
What a hell of a city we live in — 300 miles of backpacking right here in our neighborhood. AmyJun 8, 2010 at 10:06 pm #1618160
Thanks for the great discussion about transit related adventures. I am the project manager on TNT and developed it with a colleague. This is great to see the discussion.
Would love any feedback you have as we are continually looking to improve the site. We are adding in new features all the time.
Fairly soon we'll have the ability for folks to upload new trips and trailheads to share with others. Please contact me if interested – firstname.lastname@example.org
I've personally done all 20 trips on the site and find it an incredible way to get around and enjoy our wonderful open space. I've not owned a car in almost 4 years.
The site is a project of the Bay Area Open Space Council – http://www.openspacecouncil.org where you can find a really nice map of the project – http://www.openspacecouncil.org/programs/index.php?program=2
If your on Facebook or Twitter, we keep our friend up to date on new features, new trips, etc.
Keep in touch as the site will only get better!
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