08 December, 2009

Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park

Today I accompanied Heather to school at Ohlone College's Newark Center. This location was built "green" and features recycled materials, solar panels, an efficient heating/cooling system, 26 miles of underground coil that moderate the building's temperature, and an innovative storm water treatment landscaping.
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On the way south we hiked Pleasanton Ridge.

The trails at Pleasanton Ridge look much like Briones, but the views are unique. The snow from Sunday added a special element to the distant ridges.

olive orchards!

I've thought about riding here but every decent trail is marked "no bicycles". I find that odd considering that horses are permitted.

Links to Pleasanton Ridge reviews w/pictures:
Bay Area Hiker-
Mtb Ogre-