Jon Kennedy
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Search for Southeast Passage ends


A week ago I returned to the Shoreline area of Mountain View for my third nature walk beginning from that point, the point being a campus of Google buildings which I had not identified as such in the earlier walks (the only Google sign being on the front when I had previously approached from the back of the campus). I was searching for a "southeast passage" by way of the San Francisco Bay Trail from that point to Alviso, via Santa Clara, but although I got a seven-mile or longer roundtrip walk in, the goal eluded me. I've concluded that there is no trail connecting the two points, that claims that the entire San Francisco Bay can be circumnavigated by public trails are at least exaggerations. Maybe someday, but not while the "Great Recession" prevails, which probably means probably not in my lifetime.


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The map shows the trail taken on April 27. A website reports that this portion of the San Francisco Bay Trail opened only in late 2010. "X" marks the point where I parked.

— Webmaster Jon Kennedy


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You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.

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