Winter to Spring, eastern SF Bay Area Hills

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Winter to Spring, eastern SF Bay Area Hills

Post by giantbrookie » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:51 am

I do not do winter sports in the High Sierra so I wait for the thaw to get up there in the summer---things will be a bit late this year. In the meantime, I've been getting in some fun and scenic hiking in the eastern Bay Area connected to geology: geologic mapping for research on Mt Diablo (Jan to April), and teaching plus research at Sunol Regional Wilderness (Apr. 12-18). These hikes have seen the changing of the seasons from snow and hail on Mt Diablo to the superb wildflower bloom in Sunol Regional Wilderness last week. Some photos follow.
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Since my fishing (etc.) website is still down, you can be distracted by geology stuff at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/ees/facu ... ayshi.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;






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Re: Winter to Spring, eastern SF Bay Area Hills

Post by SSSdave » Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:18 pm

That is outstanding,. Thanks for the heads up GB. The serpentine outcrops I've seen are just north of the McCorkle Trail after passing west of the W Tree stream. I normally climb that cross country from the Camp 45 Ohlone Road via the slope just west of where the W Tree stream as it has no poison oak. I haven't hiked in the park in a few years so given how lushly green it is this spring will take a break from all the image processing I've been doing from my 3 desert wildflower road trips and go up there on a morning Tuesday thru Thursday that shows light breezes.

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Re: Winter to Spring, eastern SF Bay Area Hills

Post by rightstar76 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:26 am

Gosh giantbrookie, you've got a great zoom lens! Those are some really amazing views.

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