It’s a Great Weekend for a Quicksilver Hike with AVAC®!

Hike Details | Almaden Quicksilver Park – Historic Trail. This hike is approximately 5.1 miles in length and will take about 2-2.5 hours round trip. This trail was created by the Boy Scouts of Troop 466. This guided tour is intended to provide an introduction to the history of the New Almaden Quicksilver mining operation.... Continue Reading →

Come Blaze Some Trails With AVAC®

AVAC® HIKE CLUB Looking to share in some outdoor adventures with other like-minded individuals? We've got the answer! The AVAC® Hike Club is open to All AVAC® members as well as their friends and family. Hiking is a fantastic way to burn calories and stay limber and strong. It's something that can be done at... Continue Reading →

Wildflower Walk At Calero Park

via Mary Ann Smith - AVAC On Wednesday, April 16, 22 members and guests met at Calero Park to enjoy an easy to moderate 2.6 mile Spring hike on open fire roads with views of spectacular wildflowers and Calero reservoir. We heard the Park Ranger teach us about wildflowers and oak woodlands. At the end... Continue Reading →

13 Reasons You Should Be Spending More Time Outside

via Arianna Rebolini - BuzzFeed Flickr: skoeber / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: asphericlens Forest visits have been shown to increase number (by nearly 50%) and activity of natural cancer-killing cells. (Source). Flickr: goingslo / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: goingslo Source. Flickr: nosha / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: nosha Following stressful events, blood... Continue Reading →

The Day Trip

via Sheena Dinga - AVAC I have always loved going on hikes. Exploring new areas always brings excitement to any day. Just last year my boyfriend and I hiked in parts of Puerto Vallarta and through the Colorado Rockies. Although I have to say that I have never done a day hike like the one... Continue Reading →

Leisure Life: 2 Sherpas & A 2-Year-Old

via Jeff Griffith-Jones, General Manager Of Operations – AVAC Two weekends ago I took my son on his second Sierra backpacking trip.  The first was when he was five months old and we had two llamas to carry gear…story for another time.  This time around I needed an extra set of legs and strong back... Continue Reading →

Leisure Life: The Quest for Fulfillment

via Jeff Griffith-Jones, General Manager Of Operations - AVAC Hello Internet!  My name is Jeff Griffith-Jones, and I’m a professional and student in leisure services: General Manager at the Almaden Valley Athletic Club, weekend warrior, grad student at SF State, amateur adventurer, and father of a Tazmanian devil (with a little Taz due in August).... Continue Reading →

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