Jon Kennedy
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Steven's Creek Trail

For this Sunday's hike I returned to the same spot I began at two weeks ago, to take the Shoreline Trail loop. But as I indicated earlier, I was eager to explore the Stevens Creek Trail which intersects the Shoreline Trail a short distance from where I parked last time and again this time.

Click the play button above for the Windows Media version, or if you are on a
platform that is not Windows-compatible, click here to watch the video on YouTube.

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The map above is a horizontal view of the "staging area," with my parking place indicated by a green X and an arrow a block north of Crittenden Lane, and Moffett Field indicated in the lower right corner. Stevens Creek Trail and the creek are just to the right of my car and at the right end of Crittenden Lane..

The vertical map at the right overlaps the top map for about an inch or the distance of a block and a half, with the creek and its trail on the right. The narrower map shows all the major points of interest seen in the 14-plus minute video. I did not know when I arrived at my 3.5-mile marker just short of Yuba Drive that I was just a few yards from the terminus of the "completed trail," as the bottom-most white rectangle on this map indicates.

Websites about the trail, which has come about in recent years after being promoted since the 1950s, report that a portion of the trail has now been opened in Cupertino, the city bordering Mountain View (in which all of the trail in this hike lies) on its west, but the segments are far from connecting.

Though this was the longest hike since I began recording them on video using my smartphone camera in November (or really from my travels in England in October), I've edited the video I shot in Sunday down to one installment in order to take back much-needed discretionary time.

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Today's chuckle

But they didn't have Google then:

As Director of Communications, I was asked to prepare a memo reviewing our company's training programs and materials.In the body of the memo, one of the sentences mentioned the "pedagogical approach" used by one of the training manuals. The day after I routed it to the management committee, I was called into the HR Director's office and told that the Executive Vice Precident wanted me out of the building by lunch. When I asked why, I was told that she wouldn't stand for "perverts" (pedophilia?) working in her company. Finally, he showed me her copy of the memo, with her demand that I be fired and the word "pedagogical" circled in red. The HR manager was fairly reasonable, and once he looked up the word in the dictionary, and made a copy of the definition to send back to her, he told me not to worry. He would take care of it.

Two days later, a memo to the entire staff came out, directing us that no words which could not be found in the local Sunday newspaper could be used in company memos. A month later, I resigned. In accordance with company policy, I created my resignation memo by pasting together words from the Sunday paper.

Thought for today

We can never know what might have been but what is to come is another matter entirely.

C.S. Lewis (1898 - 1963)

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