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

Far and away

The summit of Mount Diablo has always been a favorite destination of mine and I needed a long hike to take my mind off of things. I was looking for different route and… Continue reading

Round and about

It was back to business as usual on the trail and this weekend’s hike took me to Round Valley regional Preserve to share a hike with a friend. I picked Round Valley Regional… Continue reading


Sometimes the hardest step is the first one. With a heavy heart I decided to head back to the trail. The sun rises, the sun sets, life goes on. For my first hike… Continue reading

Chasing sunsets

I haven’t done a lot of personal photography since my mom passed away, I just haven’t felt like picking up a camera unless it was for work. But looking out at the evening sky I… Continue reading


The Tracy Municipal Airport hosted an open house to showcase the airports aviation endeavors. The fly in featured local pilots and few airshow performers to excite the crowd. A L-39 Albatros from the… Continue reading

Just beyond the horizon

My mom, Arlene Marie Moore died Wednesday, June 12 at the New Hope Post Acute Care Center in Tracy after a long illness. Mom was born in the city of Lemoore and moved to… Continue reading

The summer scene

The official start of summer is almost three weeks away but you couldn’t tell that on the trail this weekend. The summer heat has already reached the twists and turns on the trail… Continue reading