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Guadalupe River Trail Hike, 2

As the luck of the Irish would have it, St. Patrick's Day, last Thursday, was the only mostly sunny day all of last week in the San Francisco Bay Area, and Friday's forecast continued, as it had been since Sunday, to be for more rain. So with my Galway Ireland cap and my green work shirt on, I headed back to Santa Clara to resume the hike of Guadalupe River Trail (the "shale trail") where I left off at Trimble Road the previous Friday.

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Much of this three-hour hike was desolate, with very few other users of the trail met on the way. And though I have lived about 10 miles from this area for about 30 years and have been over it by car along the Bayshore Freeway / US Highway 101 and Freeway 237 many times, I had never encountered it up close before.

Last week I mentioned that San Jose's North First Street is the biggest aggregation in the city of high technology "factories." But although I've been along North First for several miles north of the Sony building seen last week, I had not realized that it continues, without a change of street name, all the way into Santa Clara and on to the Alviso section of San Jose which provides our city its "seaport." (We'll see when we continue this hike to its terminus in Alviso if that designation is greatly this point I have no idea of the answer beyond some vague memory that there are some houseboats docked at Alviso.)

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