Lake Merritt

March 20, 2016
Oakland, CA
Hikers Walkers: Cathy, Andy
Distance: 3.5 miles approx.
Elevation Gain: Flat Terrain

Briones ~ Going Solo

March 19, 2016
Martinez, CA
Hikers: Me, Myself, and I
Distance: 3.47 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,089 ft.

They have really built up the ring around the labyrinth since the last time we were here.

Petrified newt. :(

This little guy, each time he would start uphill, he would roll back down.

He's making it ~ keep going little dude!

This is what the ponds looked like a year and a half ago!

Cutest little bird making so much noise as it flew over. 

This was such a pretty color purple. 

Started from the Alhambra Creek Staging Area.

Mt. Wanda: On a wildflower hunt~

February 28, 2016
Martinez, CA
Hikers: Cathy, Laura
Distance: 3 miles
Elevation Gain:  771 ft.

Not as many wildflowers as we had hoped for; a week or two early perhaps. Still a beautiful outing.

That would be the sun, not the moon..

 A sea of miner's lettuce ~ absolutely gorgeous!

"Muir named Mt. Wanda in honor of his eldest daughter. He named the peak to the north Mt. Helen after his youngest daughter."

What goes up...

Must come down.

 Poison oak taking over the oak tree. 

Main Fire Trail, Spur trails, Alhambra Avenue.