Thursday, June 12, 2014

Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park (Part 2) - Sunol, CA

Another hiking trail pretty close to my house is Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park which is somehow not in Pleasanton, CA but in the bordering town of Sunol, CA. Unlike Augustin Bernal Park, this park is less shady but the scenery is even more wonderful and the trail is less steep. I recently sprained my foot a bit while hiking Augustin Bernal Park so after several days to let it heal up a bit, I decided I'd work back into hiking with a slightly less steep trail at Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park. After going there, I fell in love. While a bit more sunny, this park is a lot bigger and has much more scenic views as it is further in the wilderness here in the valley. I hope you enjoy this series of photos. This series will have photos from several days, not just one day.

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Parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

The photos for today are from 5/28 and 5/29.

Photo of the hiking trail with I-680 on the below the hill. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 37 12 N 121 53 16 W 

 A view from the mountain. This mountain has lots of giant patches of grass (which wrecks havoc on me because of my allergies) and small patches of trees. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 36 55 N 121 53 19 W 

Another photo of the trail. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 36 45 N 121 53 10 W 

 I thought this tree looked pretty interesting so I took a photo of it. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 36 45 N 121 53 09 W 


Now on to the photos from the next day. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 36 47 N 121 53 12 W  

Black and white process of the photo above.  

Another photo of the hiking trail. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 36 50 N 121 53 18 W  

 Black and white process of the photo above. 


Another interesting tree. Photo shot at the same spot as the photo above. 

  Black and white process of the photo above. 

Another photo of the hiking trail. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 36 50 N 121 53 21 W  

  Black and white process of the photo above. 


 Another photo of the hiking trail. Now that I am higher up on the mountain, I'm getting a much better panoramic view of the hills. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 36 51 N 121 53 22 W  

A photo of a tree growing over the trail. I thought that looked a bit interesting. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 37 02 N 121 53 20 W 

 Another scenery shot from the mountain. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 37 04 N 121 53 20 W 

Another scenery shot from the mountain. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 37 12 N 121 53 18 W 

These are all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed them. Next time I will continue with more photos from this park. Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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