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Mountain goats and Miwok mortars in Diablo

Nothing like a rigorous and rewarding hike to occupy the day after Christmas.

By | December 27th, 2010|0 Comments

Rocking art in Mount Diablo’s shadow

I've often admired the way nature creates art. Whether in the fluid motions of a waterfall, or a volcanic rock formation that is a sculpture as well, or in how a tree may branch out in an unexpected

By | January 13th, 2010|1 Comment

Surviving the thicket of the devil

As Spanish soldiers pursued Native American villagers nearly 200 years ago, the locals would often elude capture by disappearing into the mountainside of what is now northern California. One hill in the East Bay region, an area home to dozens of different tribes, was particularly vexing for the Spanish, and they took to calling...

By | November 16th, 2009|0 Comments