Autumn’s arrival

After a rain storm cancelled my summer-ending hike I decide to greet fall with a trek and headed out to Morgan Territory’s Old Finley Road for the first hike of fall. This would… Continue reading

Summer’s end

I had planned to hike on Saturday, the last official day of summer, but a forecast of rain and thundershowers in the San Ramon Valley area cancelled my plans. Not the way I… Continue reading


“Sometimes, you find yourself in the middle of nowhere; and sometimes, in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself” I’ve been thinking about those words all weekend long.  I have been feeling pretty… Continue reading

Off the beaten path

Hiking is a lot like life; you know where you want to go but sometimes you’re  just not quite sure how to get there.  That was the case today as I made my… Continue reading


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