Teague Hill Preserve

Teague Hill Preserve

Teague Hill Preserve

Teague Hill Preserve

A four mile, 1,400 foot hike into the Santa Cruz Mountains from just above Woodside. The trail is almost entirely under canopy but with a lot of variety and the occasional snatch of a view of the bay as you climb. The Bear Gulch section is very steep in places, if I did this route again I'd try Marker 3 to Marker 11 to see if the descent is more forgiving. Oh, and make sure you have a map or a downloaded route, there are a lot of trails with multiple entrances so it would be pretty easy to get lost here.

Hike starts at: 37.424658, -122.281739. View in Google Earth.

(Related: Hill 88; Bald Mountain, Vista and Meadow Trails Loop (Sugarloaf Ridge State Park); Lands End)

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(Hike Map)

ITHCWY Newsletter for June 2021

Visualizing Coronavirus Deaths by Country (Daily Incremental)

Catfood Earth has been missing a detailed guide since I shut down the Catfood Software web site. That has been fixed with this somewhat epic post which covers every feature of the Windows and Android versions.

Two new timelapses: stars over Columbia State Historic Park and another sunset. I also started working on a longer term project, it will be a few weeks until I get to see if it's going to work.

Hike posts have been upgraded with route maps and a chart showing elevation profile.

Also, some egrets and a ship.

Previously:

Links for June 2021

(Related: China Camp State Park; Animation of a year of Global Cloud Cover; Catfood Earth)

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Book reviews for June 2021

Nobody Walks by Mick Herron

Nobody Walks by Mick Herron

5/5

 

Why We Die (The Oxford Investigations, #3) by Mick Herron

Why We Die (The Oxford Investigations, #3) by Mick Herron

3/5

 

Smoke and Whispers (The Oxford Investigations, #4) by Mick Herron

Smoke and Whispers (The Oxford Investigations, #4) by Mick Herron

4/5

 

Reconstruction (The Oxford Series) by Mick Herron

Reconstruction (The Oxford Series) by Mick Herron

5/5

 

The Last Voice You Hear (The Oxford Investigations, #2) by Mick Herron

The Last Voice You Hear (The Oxford Investigations, #2) by Mick Herron

4/5

 

Down Cemetery Road (The Oxford Investigations, #1) by Mick Herron

Down Cemetery Road (The Oxford Investigations, #1) by Mick Herron

4/5

 

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Sunset #7

Updated on Saturday, February 19, 2022

Sunset #7

Sunset over the Pacific.

Shot from Pacifica and San Francisco. A low pressure system was flinging some dramatic clouds around but unfortunately no rain.

(Previously: Sunset #6)

(Related: Sunset #9; Sunset sunset 4k; Sunset #8)

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(More Timelapses)

Stars over Columbia State Historic Park

Updated on Saturday, February 19, 2022

Stars over Columbia State Historic Park

Timelapse of stars over Columbia State Historic Park in California.

The video has four sequences shot over two nights. It was a challenging weekend right before the Summer Solstice with a pretty bright moon, but there are some hints of milky way in there. The first and third clips are from a Sony A7C with 20mm f1.8 G lens. The second and fourth are from a GoPro Hero 8 Black which suffered from a few stuck pixels but nice enough overall. Post processed in Lightroom, LRTimelapse, Resolve and Filmstro Pro.

(Related: Snowdonia Milky Way Time Lapse; Milky Way and stars over Redding; Timelapse of three Starlink Trains)

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(More Timelapses)

Summer Solstice 2021

Summer Solstice 2021

Summer starts right this minute in the northern hemisphere, winter for those south of the equator. Rendered in Catfood Earth.

(Previously: Summer Solstice 2020)

(Related: Summer Solstice 2017; Summer Solstice 2022; Winter Solstice 2013)

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Snowy Egrets at Marshall's Beach

Snowy Egrets at Marshall's Beach

SONY DSC-RX10M4 220mm f4.0 1/2,500s ISO100

A pair of Snowy Egrets at Marshall's Beach in San Francisco, California.

(Related: Pelicans; Humpback Whale Feasting off Rockaway Beach in Pacifica; Moorhen and Chick)

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(Recent Photos)

Ship Entering San Francisco Bay

Ship Entering San Francisco Bay

SONY DSC-RX10M4 220mm f4.0 1/2,000s ISO100

A ship passes a rock with birds on its way into the San Francisco Bay.

(Related: San Francisco from San Bruno Mountain; San Francisco from Twin Peaks; Merced)

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(Recent Photos)

Route map and elevation profile for Hike Posts

Hike Profiles and Map

I have just updated my blog with two new features for hike posts.

The route is now shown in an embedded Google map. The map has a pin for the start of the hike (and for any geolocated photos included with the post) and a red line for the GPS track. Don't use this for following the route - better to download the KML file and have an offline map - but it's great for getting a sense of the hike.

Below the map is a new hike profile that plots elevation against distance together with estimated total distance and elevation gain. This is fairly tricky as my phone GPS isn't the best and altitude in particular jumps around a fair bit. To make this reasonably stable I take trackpoints every 60th of a mile and I only count elevation gain when it has gone up more than 100 feet. This probably errs on the side of underestimating unless the signal is really bad. The overall shape is a pretty good guide but please don't depend on the distance and elevation gain.

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(Hike Map)

Links for June 2021

Updated on Thursday, June 24, 2021
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