Hiking Mount Diablo, Stargazing at Mount Hamilton

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

So what if life is harsh all around-Rock City Mount Diablo

So what if the conditions are harsh all around-Rock City Mount Diablo

When the going gets tough -the tough stand tall:

Standing tall

Life ain’t easy but hey there’s a great view from over here- Rock City Mount Diablo

What is this life if full of care we have no time to stand (OK sit) and stare:

Golden moments

Golden moments-  Rock City Mount Diablo

Climbing after a hike- boy that’s rough- but nothing beats reaching the top:

Climbing Sentinel Rocks - Rock City Mount Diablo

Climbing Sentinel Rocks – Rock City Mount Diablo

…and as you hike pause and soak it in:

Hiking through the park - Mount Diablo

Hiking through the park – Mount Diablo

The feet may protest the heart is all in- keep going:

Walk in the woods- Mount Diablo

Walk in the woods- Mount Diablo

“The amen of nature is always a flower” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
Believe that life is worth living....

Earth laughs in Flowers- Ralph Waldo Emerson   – Rock City Mount Diablo

Summit Mount Diablo

Summit Mount Diablo with a view of the Sierra Nevada

Sunset is not the end of the day but a restful preparation for a new dawn

Sunset from Mount Diablo

Sunset from Mount Diablo

Sunset from Mount Hamilton -home of the Lick Observatory

Sunset from Mount Hamilton -home of the Lick Observatory

Silicon Valley from the Lick Observatory Mount Hamilton

Silicon Valley from the Lick Observatory Mount Hamilton

Telescope - Lick Observatory

The Dome and Telescope – Lick Observatory

The Lick Observatory

The Lick Observatory

The Lick Observatory Mount Hamilton

The Lick Observatory Mount Hamilton

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About sursaxeng

I love travel and photography. Send me to places awe inspiring and beautiful.
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2 Responses to Hiking Mount Diablo, Stargazing at Mount Hamilton

  1. I kind of miss hiking around Mount Diablo and the Bay Area. Did so much when I worked there in 1994-95.

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