The Trail Companion
From the Editor
by Scott Heeschen
Tom Davids, our hiking guide for this issue, writes the
"Weekly Walker" column, which appears in seven SF Peninsula
newspapers published by the Independant Newspaper Group.
His walks range from strolls to strenous treks (such as the
entire Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail in a single day). Tom is a
San Carlos resident and his hikes focus on the Peninsula
and Santa Cruz Mountains, but he walks and writes about the
greater the Bay Area...and beyond. Many of his walks can be
found on his Weekly Walker website. He welcomes comments
and suggestions. Fax to the Independent at (650) 692-7587,
or e-mail to:
And coming up in The Trail Campanion...
...as well as news of Trail Center events, park news, and
new literary works.
- Fall 2000
- Exploring the Past: All of our
public lands have stories to tell. From one-time San
Francisco Mayor and California Governor "Sunny Jim"
Rolph's spread along the crest of the Santa Cruz
Mountains (now Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve) to the
grizzly bears that once roamed the hills, discover the
history of our parks - both human and natural.
- Winter 2001
- Giving Back to the Parks: Trail
building is only one of the many ways we can give back to
the parks. We look at docent programs and other volunteer
activities in Bay Area parks and open spaces.
- Spring 2001
- Natural History: The Santa Cruz
Mountains are home to a rich community of flora and
fauna. Learn about our unusual plants, rare habitats and
the geology underfoot.
We're always looking for contributions to the
newsletter-trail and park issues, hike/bike/ride
descriptions, book reviews, volunteer opportunities, and
literary works (poetry or prose) on wilderness, the
outdoors and human-powered outdoor recreation (and you
needn't be restricted by the issue theme). Articles may be
up to 250 words in length (feature articles may be longer).
We may also be interested in reprinting or adapting
articles published elsewhere in print or linking to
articles published electronically.
Submit literary works or questions to Geoffrey Skinner,
Literary Editor, c/o of the Trail Center or by e-mail ; all others,
to Scott Heeschen, Trail Companion Editor, c/o the Trail
Center or by
- Deadlines for upcoming issues:
- Summer 2000: Friday, June
- Fall 2000: Friday, Sept.
- Winter 2001: Friday, Dec.
- Spring 2001: Friday, March
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