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Ulistac Natural Area

Pictures from our hike in Ulistac Natural Area. Given that it is pretty close to Alviso Marina Park, we saw different varieties of birds and also some wildflowers.

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Posted by on May 13, 2008 in Activity


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Hiking @ Alviso Marina Park

Over the weekend, I was wondering whether it was just me or did we just move to summer directly from winter. Till about a week or two back, the temperatures were in the 50s, cold and breezy threatening to rain anytime – well, typical winter weather in general. And suddenly over the weekend the temperature shot up to 90 – hot and sweaty. Where did the beautiful spring disappear amidst all this? I wonder…

Anyway, I thought it was a criminal waste to sit at home in this weather and so decided to go for a hike on Sunday. Near our place, there is a quaint little town called Alviso with an old world charm to it, that boasts of a nice county park that opens to the bay. This town was once a prosperous town with a busy port shipping agricultural products from the Santa Clara Valley. With other means of transport getting more popular, the port lost its importance and so did the town. The current attraction in this town is the Alviso County Marina park with its miles of trails for bikers and hikers on the levees here.

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Posted by on April 29, 2008 in Activity


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