Jim Ostdick at Crater Lake Rim. Photo courtesy of Jim Ostdick.

Art & Culture

Q&A: Jim Ostdick’s 2,650-mile hike from Mexico to Canada

Local adventurer publishes his story of the journey.

Lake terraces can be seen at the base of the Lomerias Muertas and above the San Benito River. This rich San Juan Valley soil was once the bottom of a Pleistocene lake. Photo by Jim Ostdick.

Science

San Benito Geology: San Benito Underwater

This is the fifth in a series of six monthly articles about the geology of San Benito County by retired Earth Science teacher Jim Ostdick. The focus of this article is Pleistocene Lake San Benito.

USGS creep meter station on San Andreas Fault near St. Francis Retreat. Photo by Jim Ostdick.

Science

San Benito Geology: Earthquake 101

This is the fourth in a series of six monthly articles about the geology of San Benito County by retired Earth Science teacher Jim Ostdick. The topics are the nature of science, how do earthquakes occur and how are they measured.

Rolling hills near the Vergeles Fault. Photo by Ilia Carson-Letelier.

Science

San Benito Geology: All Your Faults

This is the third in a series of six monthly articles about the geology of San Benito County by retired Earth Science teacher Jim Ostdick. This topic is the Calaveras Fault and other local faults.

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Science

San Benito Geology: Living on the Edge

This is the second in a series of six monthly articles about the geology of San Benito County by retired Earth Science teacher Jim Ostdick. This topic is the San Andreas Fault.

Long view to the northeast from the Chalone Trail. Photo by Jim Ostdick.

Health

Walking San Benito: Pinnacles National Park Chalone Peak Trail

This is the twenty-second in a series of articles in which local adventurer Jim Ostdick will introduce readers to the many walking opportunities throughout San Benito County.

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SJB Resident Writes Book About His 2016 Walk Across the U.S.

In an effort to raise awareness and funds for REACH San Benito, San Juan resident, Jim Ostdick, walked across the country last year. His 3,322 mile trek is now the subject of a recently, self-published book.

Jim Ostdick talks about regional park plan on ‘Going Green’

He says regional park would allow people to connect with nature and improve their health

Jim Ostdick walks across America.

Health

Walking Across America: Jim Ostdick to share his story

Now that retired teacher Ostdick has finished his walking trek across America, he will share a few of his experiences as the keynote speaker for National Philanthropy Day

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‘Going Green’ discusses cross-country walk, transportation measure

Jim Ostdick is a call-in guest as he makes his way across the United States on a walking journey

Jim Ostdick completing his 'Coast-to-Coast' cross-country bike ride from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine.

San Benito Lifestyle

Retired teacher bikes from Portland to Portland

Jim Ostdick, retired earth science teacher, conquers the Pacific Crest Trail and then completes a 48-state loop around America by bike