Redwood Regional Park | Zig-Zag-ish Loop

May 21, 2017
Oakland, Ca
Hikers: Cathy, Laura, Dawn
Distance: According to the park map - 5.31 miles. However out of three Strava apps and one Garmin, the mileage varied - 8.9, 7.6, 8.5, and 3.9 (ha!) - go figure.
Elevation Gain: Ranging from 1000 ft to 1300+  depending on device.



 Create-With-Nature pathway.





 Clover field.

 This is the first I have seen clover bloom.





 Starflowers, seen on none other than the Starflower Trail.











 Injured moth. :(
















 Trails: 
Stream Trail, Tres Sendas, Starflower Trail, French Trail, Mill Trail, Fern Trail, Chown Trail, Bridle Trail





Briones Regional Park | Catching the Last Blooms of Spring

May 7, 2017
Martinez, CA
Hikers: Cathy, Laura, Dawn
Distance: 4.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 900 ft.










The rains this year wreaked havoc on the fire trail!








Mickey!



Mt. Diablo in the background.













So many butterflies today!













Watching the numerous butterflies flutter around - unfortunately they don't show in the photo, except one, just below my knee.




Seriously? This isn't helping your case to gain access to single tracks in the parks.

By the way, it was World Laughter Day! 🤣