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( April 12th, 1980 to May 6th, 1980 )

The route for California passed through or near:
  • San Francisco
  • Oakland
  • Mt Diablo
  • Sacremento
  • Rescue
  • the Sierra Nevadas
  • Placerville
  • Little Norway
  • Route information
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Dr. Glenn Seaborg was the California Coordinator for HikaNation and
Jeannie Harmon provided Pathfinder duties along the route in California.
Mike McReynolds was in charge of the San Francisco area route and activities.

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hikanation by the pacificHikaNation by the Pacific Ocean
April 12, 1980 -- Day 1

After a series of speeches delivered in the Golden Gate Bridge Park, we hiked west to the Pacific Ocean.

Seal Rock is visible in the distance.


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golden gate bridge Golden Gate Bridge
April 12, 1980 -- Day 1

Although we did not hike across the Golden Gate Bridge, while heading north via a trail along the coast, the bridge was visible through the trees.


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bay bridge & san franOakland Bay Bridge
April 13, 1980 -- Day 2

Hiking across the Oakland Bay Bridge, with San Francisco in the background.

They're Off and Walking by William Kemsley, Jr.

Bay Bridge to open for hikers


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a gaggle of hikers on the bay bridgeOn the Oakland Bay Bridge
April 13, 1980 -- Day 2

Traffic was blocked off in two lanes to allow HikaNation hikers and others (totaling approximately 7000) to hike across the bridge from San Francisco to Oakland.

5,000 on Coast Hail Cross-Country Hikers
The New York Times



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airstreamMonty's HikaNation airstream
April 13, 1980 -- Day 2

Monty Montgomery (not pictured) was the day-to-day coordinator of HikaNation and drove his airstream cross country providing various services.


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second night camp at tilden parkTilden Park
April 13, 1980 -- Day 2

After hiking across the Bay Bridge, the route took us through Berkeley and into the first significant trails of the hike, to this eventual destination.


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brionnes parkBrionnes Park
April 14, 1980 -- Day 3


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a tree on mt diabloMt. Diablo
April 16, 1980 -- Day 5

A view of a tree while climbing Mt. Diablo.


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a view from mt. daiblo summitMt. Diablo summit
April 17, 1980 -- Day 6

A morning view from Mt. Diablo summit, just before hiking down the mountain.


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hiking along the american rier trailAmerican River Trail
April 24, 1980 -- Day 13

Hiking along the American River Trail.


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pigging out at green river valley centerGreen Valley Center
April 26, 1980 -- Day 15

Pigging out at the Green Valley Center store.


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folsum prison signFolsom Prison Entrance
April 26, 1980 -- Day 15


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american riverAmerican River
April 26, 1980 -- Day 15


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silohuette of scottScott in the Sierras
May 1, 1980 -- Day 20


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precarious perchPrecarious perch at night
May 2 , 1980 -- Day 21


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california sierrasCalifornia Sierras
May 3, 1980 -- Day 22


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snow in the sierrasCalifornia Sierras trail
May 3, 1980 -- Day 22


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lake tahoeLake Tahoe
May 4, 1980 -- Day 23


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a ranch in the sierrasRanch in the Sierras
May 4, 1980 -- Day 23


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looking back at the sierrasLeaving the Sierras
May 5, 1980 -- Day 24

Looking back to the Sierras.


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california--nevada borderCalifornia--Nevada border
May 6, 1980 -- Day 25

One state down, many more to go.


...on to Nevada


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