Stay Safe and Keep Moving on Hiking Trails

Stay Safe and Keep Moving on Hiking Trails

Are you afraid of hiking just by looking at this photo? It was taken during our family reunion hike at Yellowstone National Park in 2019. We explored different trails for 10 days with great courage and came back safely! In March this year, my hiking friends were all...
Hiking Makes My Life Better and Healthier

Hiking Makes My Life Better and Healthier

First, I would like to thank my dear friend Jian for encouraging me to share my hiking experiences. I hope this will motivate more people to get out of the house to enjoy the trails in nature and improve their quality of life.  In 2020, I moved from Shanghai, China to...
Where to walk or hike in the rainy season?

Where to walk or hike in the rainy season?

Our weekly hiking group could not meet regularly since the rain kept coming down. Indoor activities like playing Ping-Pong, running on machines, or doing yoga still helped us keep exercising, but we missed the fresh air in the woods, wild animals in the fields, and...
A Relaxing Hike at Villa Montalvo County Park

A Relaxing Hike at Villa Montalvo County Park

Ever since I started volunteering for my sons’ schools, I have made so many friends who love to hike together and enjoy nature. We formed a weekly hiking group and mostly hike around the Rancho San Antonio Preserve in Cupertino. In spring this year, several friends...
Cupertino’s Don Burnett Bridge is a success on many levels

Cupertino’s Don Burnett Bridge is a success on many levels

The Don Burnett (Mary Avenue) Bike Pedestrian Bridge has been open for over 10 years.  I estimate that since opening, I have crossed this 500-foot span cable-stayed steel bridge on my bicycle well over 3000 times, mainly on my daily commute to work in Menlo Park, but...