This afternoon I decided to try a new park and went to Calero County Park, in San Jose. It’s about 30 minutes south of my home in Santa Clara to the entrance just a bit past the intersection of McKean and Bailey Roads. Unlike most of the parks in the area, Calero is equestrian and hiking only – no bikes – which means it’s pretty quiet, and you don’t run into a lot of people whizzing by. It’s also probably why it’s simply not as crowded, even on a nice Sunday. Since the quiet is a big part of why I like to go hiking, I thought this might be a good start.