Jon Kennedy
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Coyote Creek Trail terminus in San Jose

The short (c. five-minute) video below records my walk on July 1 on the final opened portion of the Coyote Creek Trail for me to reconnoiter. I completed the southbound portion from Hellyer Park to Morgan Hill as covered in the previous Jonal and I walked the portion between Hellyer Park and Capitol Expessway (northbound) last fall when I first began taking these walks to "get in shape" for my then-planned trip to England and Ireland last October. I did not make a video record of that walk and have no plan at this time to repeat it to get video of it.

The short portion (probably less than three miles in each direction) here is one of the most interesting on the whole trail, wth golfing on both sides of it in one section, horse corrals at another, a public neighborhood "pocket" park, and the terminus at a community center and public library. My friend, theologian and philosopher Rod Perez, was along on this walk, which explains my frequent references to "us" and the shortness of the video as we were usually engaged in lively conversation.

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. Double-click to make the video above full-screen.

This public trail is the closest one to my residence, which is near the intersection of Senter Road and the only street between Tully and Capitol shown below as extending from Monterey Road to and across Senter (though not labeled in this map, it is Lewis Road).

Between ten and twenty years ago, family, friends and I used to take walks via Senter into the "woods" that then occupied the whole region that is indicated (by green shading) on this map as park and recreation land. Though this map suggests that the parkland also continues beyond Tully Road toward downtown San Jose, that area is still wild woods with neither trail or path through it.

— Webmaster Jon Kennedy


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