Monthly Archive: August, 2013


A couple of weeks ago I made my fourth trek of the year to the Mount Diablo State Park Summit.  I told myself then that four trips to the top were enough for… Continue reading

A miner’s tale

This weekend’s hike took on more the persona of a history lesson then outdoor excursion. Just outside Antioch sits the remnants of several coal mines abandoned at the turn of the century. The… Continue reading

Simple things

Sometimes it’s the simplest things that make me the happiest.  The sun shining on a leaf, the wind rustling  tree branches above my head and the sound of my feet crunching through the… Continue reading