Author Archives: Dan Allison

About Dan Allison

Dan Allison is a Safe Routes to School Coordinator in the Sacramento area. Dan dances and backpacks, as much as possible.

Cottonwood Wash 2018-03

Every year or two I head out to southern Utah with my friend Joe Herbst and his animals, horse Sassy and mule Ruby. This spring break we went to Cottonwood Canyon and Cockscomb Ridge. The dirt road runs between Highway … Continue reading

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Bay Ridge Trail: White Hill to Pantoll

I did a short backpack trip from Sir Francis Drake Blvd at White Hill, south along the Bay Area Ridge Trail to Pantoll Ranger Station, about 30 miles. This is a continuation of my trip in June (Bay Area Ridge … Continue reading

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Three things that could…

Three things that could make Sacramento a “world class city.” Public drinking fountains, at least one every eighth mile Public restrooms, at least on every quarter mile Trash and recycle cans, at least one corner of every major intersection Sacramento … Continue reading

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Grand Gulch & Cedar Mesa 2017-04

This April I went into Grand Gulch for the first time, many years after hearing it was a place I had to visit. I’ve day hiked in the edges, and spent a fair amount of time on Cedar Mesa, especially … Continue reading

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Bay Area Ridge trail sections

In June I hiked two sections of the Bay Area Ridge Trail, the two longest sections available so far. Of the ultimate 530 miles or so, 367 is completed, and the two longest sections are Kennedy Grove to Castro Valley, … Continue reading

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Philz Coffee coming to Ice Blocks

Philz Coffee of San Francisco is opening a store in the Ice Blocks Shed on R St between 17th and 18th. It is exciting to see new development and new business coming to this area, only a few blocks from … Continue reading

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Auburn to Folsom backpack

I’ve been away from my personal blog for eight months, in part because I’m now doing an additional blog for Sacramento Transit Advocates and Riders (STAR), and in part I’ve just been busy with life. A backpack seems like a good … Continue reading

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