Friday, May 12, 2006

Black Mountain Trail

A few weeks back I went to hike the Black Mountain; started at 10:30 with Sun already up,
didn't find parking for about a 1/4 mile from the parking lot (it has space for hardly 10 cars)
and was carrying my d50 clubbed with 17-55;
no one else showed up from the group; over all not a very good start.

Initially it is a bit steep, but was ok as I had just begun.

On the way, the view of the bay area is seen clearly and is beautiful too.

It is a difficult hike (at least the last mile), if one is not in very good shape.
I almost gave up twice... but then after resting for a bit I was ok and did get to the top.

It is supposed to be a good starting practice hike for the bigger hikes in the Sierra.

I saw this little caterpillar hanging on to the leaves and was intrigued by it.
This one is getting around as another friend told me that he saw it on Mt Diablo the other day too ;-)

Went to Mission Peak last weekend.... hopefully will get to plog about it soon.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Another candid

Shot another one of my son in the backyard... this time with the 70-200mm.
I like this pic better than the one with 85mm but it could be the background which makes this one better.