My meetup group and I went to this good native open house for a hike. I believe it actually interprets as “ravine of gold”, I don’t know the place that identify got here from. However the surroundings was certain golden. I led this hike so was a little bit nervous as a result of I hadn’t been there shortly and didn’t need to get us misplaced. However the Alltrails app helped lots so it went with out a hitch. Rancho Canada Del Oro backs into each Calero and Rancho San Vincente County Parks so you possibly can hike all day trip right here if you’d like.
Here’s a panorama of the East Bay hills (aka the Diablo vary) with Calero lake within the foreground. Word the snow, a rarity on this space, A latest rainstorm was comparatively chilly so the snow line got here right down to a couple of 1000 toes. It is a couple of days later so the decrease snow had melted:
View of Mt Umunhum to the west, with a little bit snow:
The Santa Clara valley and its southern extension (Coyote Valley) had been nonetheless foggy:
Miscellaneous native plants- mushrooms, Madrone tree, and I don’t know what the plant with the gorgeous pink buds is:
This was 1167 toes of climbing and 6.four miles. A really pleasing hike with a pleasant group.