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Hi, I'm Sam Robinson.  Here you can find a portfolio of my writing and publications.

Blue-Collar Guide to the East Bay's Best Trail Climbs

Blue-Collar Guide to the East Bay's Best Trail Climbs

In Part I of our blue-collar guide to running the East Bay, we reviewed some of the most scenic trails in the area.  This next installment surveys some of region's best running climbs!  From sustained mountain ascents, to punchy hills, these quad-busting runs will get some vertical into your training.

As in the first installment, we've included Strava routes, directions, and bathroom advice.  There are also post-run food and drink recommendations...on a blue-collar budget, of course!

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Photo: Daniel Parks

Golden Hour at the Port Mile Relays

Golden Hour at the Port Mile Relays

Blue-Collar Guide to the East Bay's Most Scenic Trails

Blue-Collar Guide to the East Bay's Most Scenic Trails