This is coming up from the lake on the single track from Rattlesnake beach area.... instead of taking gopher snake trail, this is the trail that comes out directly across from RH creek trail. OK, don't look for these names on any trail map, these are just names us "regulars" have developed to indentify areas. Rattlesnake Beach is simply where Jazz got bit by the rattlesnake.
(EBRPD - Del Valle)
California coastal deer..... not hunted in this area, in these parks, are not as skittish as their cousin the White Tail deer of the East Coast..... even though Jazz looks like a coyote, this deer just stands and watches us pass. Mem Day Weekend DV
EBRP - Del Valle. Entering RH creek trail from the top of the hill, two trees appear to embrace in a contest of wills, it would seem, as to who holds the rights of passage on this part of the path. Appearances often conceal reality, for in fact, these trees stand apart about 20 feet, and only vantage point creates the illusion of embrace. So it is in life, no?
TARANTULA COVE from AIRPLANE HILL: Beginning of the hike...airplane hill entrance down to Tarantula Cove Trail. Looking at the hills in the distant horizon, I ponder the fact that I've actually hiked over them. These old bones beggar on for more distance....
TARANTULA COVE from AIRPLANE HILL: Beginning of our hike...Marie and Chris and dogs...... this place will always be peopled by the spirit of those who love it and roam here. We walk, we say hi to people we know by sight, not by name, and it's a shared experience, a shared love, that brings us here.
TARANTULA COVE from AIRPLANE HILL: There is a steep slope down to a ravine on the right..... way way down. There was a time when I was afraid to go it alone on these trails..... it's a distant memory now.
TARANTULA COVE from AIRPLANE HILL: Getting closer to the lake now.... the trees seem to yield and bend before us, as if to make way for a promenade of strange looking creatures.... some on two legs, some on four.
TARANTULA COVE from AIRPLANE HILL: Tarantula Cove Trail.....notice the ground slope to the ravine is now on the left. Turning corners.... this is what my life has always been about.... turning corners.
91 - East Bay Regional Park - (Sunol Regional Wilderness) W Tree Rock Scramble, Sunol, CA. After a very rainy spring, for the first time I see the water roaring out of this little gorge, one a few years ago my friend I climbed through and over boulders to get to the trail beyond.