Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve - the high trail in January
This Oakland area park is a perfect winter hike right now. Intense greens, quiet, the dust of summer is gone, the Bay trees are stark against the winter sky, and the huckleberries almost tunnel the trail.
Keep walking and you get views to the east of Mt. Diablo and the morning fog filled valleys. An aside, we've been getting some unattributed taking of blog content so inserting © 2009 backpack45.com
If you just walk from the Huckleberry parking area, along the high trail to the next road south (Pinehurst) and back, it takes about an hour.