Hills Around the World

Rio Higueron valley below Frigiliana, Spain

This site has photos and stories of walking and bicycling hills around the world.

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This is a Live Oak leaning on its’ elbows on a hill near my wild loquat orchard. There are many kinds of oks in the world. The Live Oak lives in Northern California and does not lose its’ leaves in the winter. Masanobu Fukuoka advocated natural farming. He proposed and experimented with ways to revegetate…

Rodeo Gulch

I just rode up one of my favorite hills. I say that about most of the hills I have just ridden but Rodeo Gulch is truly one of my favorites. The steepest part of the hill is 17%. It is rural and reminds me of the hills in Iowa where I grew up because of…

Honey Mandarin

Honey mandarin about ten feet tall growing in Santa Cruz California. We have a very small lot in Santa Cruz with 20 fruit trees all sharing space. Nothing can match tree ripened fruit. Grocery store fruit, picked green and hard, just can’t compare. They all seem to know and accept their close quarters, grateful for…

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