Mount Diablo State Park in the East Bay (Silicon Valley) offers a rich tapestry of plants, geological formations – Jurassic age rocks, fossilized sea shells from the ocean near the summit of this 3800 foot mountain- so as you go higher you meet older and older rock , animals- mountain lions,fox, bobcat, coyotes, deer, tarantula arachnids, snakes, bald and golden eagles, scorpions and miles and miles of trails leading to the summit. Walk, bike, drive all options are on the table. A place to get lost and enjoy.
Life finds a way to flourish in the rockiest patch
When the going gets tough -the tough stand tall:
What is this life if full of care we have no time to stand (OK sit) and stare:
Climbing after a hike- boy that’s rough- but nothing beats reaching the top:
…and as you hike pause and soak it in:
The feet may protest the heart is all in- keep going:
Sunset is not the end of the day but a restful preparation for a new dawn