Take advantage of the Bay Area's crystal-clear skies with these scenic hikes

The Bay Area is currently experiencing the best long-distance views of the year thanks to a weather phenomenon that is producing remarkably clear skies.

Cold temperatures are taking the moisture out of the air, and cold wind from the north is clearing out all of the haze and fog. Because of this, Bay Area residents will be able to look up and see blue skies throughout the week.

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However, the cycle will end when the next front arrives on Saturday, so Bay Area residents should take advantage of the clean air and spectacular long-distance views while they can.

Click through the slideshow above to see Bay Area hikes with great views.

This post was originally posted at https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Bay-Area-air-skies-clear-best-hikes-views-trails-13500105.php.

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