Saturday, April 18, 2009

Summit View Trails - Revisited

The weather forecast for this weekend called for clear skies and unseasonably warm temperatures, so I got a fairly early start this morning and decided to take a short hike along the north end of the trail at Summit View Trails. It's a great place to get views of the valleys, Mt. Diablo, seasonal wild flowers, and sunrises and sunsets. Join me for a quick hike before it gets too warm and the green hills turn golden brown...

The trail starts just a few feet from where you park your car....

Head on up the hill past the wildflowers and go through the gate...

Mustard grass is still in bloom...

As you climb the trail, you'll pass an expensive housing development...

And here's the view looking southward towards Dublin...

...and you'll catch a glimpse of our landmark, Mt. Diablo...

There's even a bench in case you want to take a break and enjoy the views...

Here's looking south toward Pleasanton...

You'll get great views of San Ramon and the western hills...

...and the south end of San Ramon Valley...

A few poppies are fluttering in the morning breeze...

It's starting to get hot and dry up here...

Take one more look at the wildflowers - they'll soon be gone...

That's it for today...

Summit View Trails is located at the corner of Old Ranch Road and Bridle Court in San Ramon. Old Ranch Park is across the street and has a variety of facilities to enjoy. However, the best views of the surroundings are seen from the Summit View Trails. Click HERE to view images from the south end of the trail which begins just on the other side of Bridle Court.

4 comments:

diane said...

Thanks for taking me on that walk. I love walking.Great views. Great shots.
I wonder why my profile piture didn't come out on your followers list

Ebie said...

From this series of shots, you have taken me to the four corners of the area. I could picture you at the summit of the hike trail, with both hands raised (photoblogista pic) and don't drop the camera (joke, joke), its echoing, "I am on top of the world"!

Cheryl Ann said...

Very pretty! I loved the poppies! Our wildflowers are quickly fading and I'm sure by next week, with temps in the 100's, they will be GONE!

Oz Girl said...

What a beautiful walk. I can just feel the breeze blowing softly as one takes in the expansive views.

By the way, I absolutely love the photo you've used for your header here. And also the one on your other blog. Those are both breathtakingly beautiful. Classic!