Hiking California' San Andreas Fault from San Francisco: A luxury trek with just a little bit of terror

Nursing torn tendons in my foot and hand, we’re hiking 100 kilometres along California’s volatile San Andreas Fault, climbing and descending more than 3500 metres, ever alert for rattlesnakes, ticks, poison oak, sheer cliffs, earthquakes, tsunamis and mountain lions. Why on earth are we having so much fun?

Because it’s all about extremes, pain and gain – an exhausting slog replete with luxury, an opportunity for body and soul to dissolve into lavishly changing landscapes spiced with just a little terror.

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