Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

Back in February we did our first hike at Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.  The day I picked to visit this park and do a 8 mile loop, it turned out to be unseasonably hot, 77 degrees, the loop we planned was almost all sunny trails, and would’ve been a scorcher for us. Instead we did the…

Went to Briones for Lunch and Wildflowers

If you live in The Bay Area, you probably know that Wildflower season is upon us!  And a bit sooner because of all the wonderful rain we have had. Chico and I decided to do an old hike that we like to do at Briones Regional Park, and hopefully have lunch by some wildflowers. They…

Foxtail PSA for those who hike with Dogs.

**Foxtail PSA** If you live in The Bay area Foxtails are out of control more than ever, and they are turning brown earlier because of the drought. They are everywhere, not just on the trails, but neighborhoods, and dog parks too. Many people I’ve talked to while hiking have no idea about these buggers. When…