OK. So I already talked about Bob Walker in this post. But it was a while ago, and I hope you will all forgive me. Today I was wandering a used book store (pretty much standard practice for this girlie) and I came across a copy of the book from the exhibit from the Oakland Museum, After The Storm: Bob Walker and the East Bay Regional Park District. Because it was used and cheap, I bought a copy-- and I am so happy with it. If you have any EBRPD fans on your Christmas list, I heartily recommend a copy. Beautiful pictures abound, and Bob Walker's story is enough to make me want to go out and start joining conservation leagues so we can preserve more land for trails.
My favorite quote from the book:
"Find something outside yourself that is yourself.
Trail running in the Bay Area! I love dirt and running on it! This is my chronicle of trail running in the Bay Area. Some about me and more about trails. Lots o' trails. Because we have lots of trails in the Bay Area...Get thee off the asphalt and onto some trails!