When San Jose Mercury News sportswriter Daniel Brown tackled the project of authoring 100 Things 49ers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, he was doing more just researching and writing.

He was literally running uphill.

One of the chapters was about the trail that Roger Craig and Jerry Rice used for their offseason workouts. To make sure he had all the details right, Brown headed up The Hill himself more than once.

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-- 100 Things 49ers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is available for purchase from Triumph Books, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iTunes. Follow Daniel Brown on Twitter @mercbrownie.

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