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Guadalupe River Trail Hike

This hike, on Friday, March 11, should not be confused with the Guadalupe Park Trail hike I recounted through video jonals last month. This trail is the "shale trail" that begins where the park and the paved park trail end, at San Jose's International airport. But the Guadalupe River continues its northern course toward the southern tip of the San Francisco Bay, and this "unimproved" trail continues to follow it (which was not yet ascertained when I set out on this hike).

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I had to leave my car about a mile from where the old trail runs out and the new one begins and walked about three more miles on the shale, then back, for about eight miles in three hours on a balmy (but rare for this time of year) California afternoon.

Though the trail passes directly by the bustling airport and goes under the state's busiest freeway (known in other parts as the Hollywood Freeway and the Ventura Freeway) it was mostly deserted.

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