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Name: Jim Ostdick

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Jim Ostdick is a retired Earth Science teacher and author who has resided in San Juan Bautista since 2005. His primary interests are energy conservation, clean water and air, outdoor recreation, and human-powered travel. An avid long-distance hiker and bicycle tourist, he has backpacked the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada (2009), bicycled the perimeter of the contiguous United States (2013-14), and walked from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast (REACH Across America, 2016). He is the author of Palomino and the Dream Machine: A Retired Dude's Bicycle Tour Around the Lower Forty-Eight United States (, 2015) and Palomino Nation: My Coast to Coast Walk Across America (, 2017). He is a dedicated Adopt-a-Highway volunteer in San Benito County and has served on the board of directors of the R.E.A.C.H. San Benito Parks Foundation since 2015. Palomino Dream blog Palomino and the Dream Machine

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Article 05/12/2017 Walking San Benito: San Juan Bautista Loop Published
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Article 06/23/2017 Walking San Benito: Baler Strong Published
Article 07/07/2017 Walking San Benito: Tres Pinos Published
Article 07/21/2017 Walking San Benito: St. Francis Loop Published
Article 08/04/2017 Walking San Benito - The Art and Science of Downtown Hollister Published
Article 08/18/2017 Walking San Benito - The San Benito County Historical Park Published
Article 09/01/2017 Walking San Benito: Mudstone Ranch Published
Article 09/15/2017 Walking San Benito: Hollister Parks Loop I Published
Article 09/22/2017 Walking San Benito: Pinnacles National Park South Wilderness Trail Published