Diese Hügel nannte der Vater aller Nationalparks sein Zuhause. Der berühmte Naturphilosoph John Muir liebte die Ursprünglichkeit der kalifornischen Küstengebirge und ihre tierischen Bewohner, weshalb man ihn oft tagelang durch die Wälder der Bay Area wandern sah. Bis heute haben sie nichts von ihrer mystischen Schönheit eingebüßt. In dieser Sammlung stellt euch Komoot Pioneer Steven einige seiner Lieblingsorte vor.
Located in Mount Diablo State Park, with an elevation of 3,849 feet Mount Diablo is the highest peak in San Francisco's East Bay area. On a clear day you can look east to see over the city of San Francisco and on the Pacific Ocean. parks.ca.gov/?page_id=517
This place was once designated SF-25C, home to a Nike surface-to-air guided missile system during the Cold War. The peak is called "Rock 2" Elevation 2024. The body of water you can see in the westerly-facing photos is the San Francisco Bay. The body of land behind it is the peninsula. On a clear day you can see even further to see Sutro Tower, and even the Pacific Ocean. I love this place! This was one of my first trips out on the trails since moving to California. I think I got lucky!
I should also mention that the radio tower and the scenic vistas are on land that belongs to EDMUD, the local water and sewage treatment facility. A permit is required to go up to the tower itself, but one can be easily acquired here: ebmud.com/recreation/trail-use-permits.
The rocks in that area are made of sandstone. During our winter rains, acidic rain water seeps into and sits in the rocks. The next summer, the dry heat pulls the moisture back out of the rock, leaving behind these holes.