Saturday, July 13, 2024

Mt. Diablo State Park - Contra Costa County, CA

On 26 May 2024, my parents and I drove took a trip to Mt. Diablo State Park in Contra Costa County, CA driving to the top of Mt. Diablo. I hope you enjoy viewing my photos!

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A scenery photo of Mt. Diablo and forest shot on Fossil Ridge Road.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 50' 51" N 121° 55' 51" W

A photo of a rock at Rock City.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 51' 01" N 121° 56' 04" W

A scenery photo of Tri-Valley (San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton), Mission Peak & Mt. Allison (slightly left from center), and Sunol Peak (slightly right from center). The photo was shot at Livermore Valley Overlook near Summit Road.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 51' 45" N 121° 55' 50" W

A scenery photo from Livermore Valley Overlook near Summit Road. In the distance are San Pablo Bay, Walnut Creek, Martinez, and Benicia.
The photo was shot at the same spot as above.

A black and white process of the photo above.

The rest of the photos in this blog post are from the summit of Mt. Diablo.

A scenery photo of North Peak, delta region, Pittsburg, Antioch, Oakley, Antioch Bridge, and clouds. The photo was shot on the summit of Mt. Diablo.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 52' 55" N 121° 54' 51" W

A scenery photo of North Peak, delta region, Pittsburg, Antioch, Oakley, and Antioch Bridge. The photo was shot on the summit of Mt. Diablo.
The photo was shot at the same spot as above.

A scenery photo of the Mt. Diablo Summit Building and mountains. The photo was shot on the summit of Mt. Diablo.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 52' 54" N 121° 54' 51" W

A scenery photo of Brentwood (center), Stockton (in the distance on the right), and clouds. The photo was shot on the summit of Mt. Diablo.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 52' 55" N 121° 54' 51" W

A black and white process of the photo above.

A scenery photo of San Pablo Bay, Walnut Creek, fog, mountains, and clouds. The photo was shot on the summit of Mt. Diablo.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 52' 54" N 121° 54' 51" W

A black and white process of the photo above.

A scenery photo of delta region, windmills, Pittsburg, and Antioch. The photo was shot on the summit of Mt. Diablo.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 52' 55" N 121° 54' 51" W

A scenery photo of Altamont Pass windmills and Tracy (left). The photo was shot on the summit of Mt. Diablo.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 52' 54" N 121° 54' 51" W

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Sunday, July 7, 2024

Martinez Bridge, Lake Berryessa, Lake Hennessey

On 25 May 2024, my parents and I drove to see Lake Berryessa and Lake Hennessey in Napa County, CA. We also visited Benicia Bridge Vista Point in Benicia, CA and Putah Creek in Yolo County, CA. I hope you enjoy viewing my photos!

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Our first stop was Benicia Bridge Vista Point in Benicia, CA. This vista point was very hard to find! We actually accidentally entered the port where they are driving imported vehicles off the cargo ships! 😂 We backed out and ended up finding the vista point. The view of the Benicia-Martinez Bridge is beautiful!

A scenery photo of Benicia-Martinez Bridge (left & right), Benicia-Martinez Railroad Bridge (slightly right from center), Mt. Diablo (in the distance on the left), Martinez (across the bridges), clouds, parking lot, and the bay. The photo was shot at Benicia Bridge Vista Point in Benicia, CA.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 03' 01" N 122° 07' 47" W

A scenery photo of Benicia-Martinez Bridge (center), Benicia-Martinez Railroad Bridge (right), 
Mt. Diablo (in the distance on the right), Martinez (in the distance), clouds, and the bay. The photo was shot at Benicia Bridge Vista Point in Benicia, CA.
The photo was shot at the same spot as above.

Next, we arrive at Putah Creek in Yolo County, CA. The place was very nice, but it was hot! We also heard some peacocks at Lake Solano County Park.

A scenery photo of Putah Creek, trees, and clouds. The photo was shot on Pleasants Valley Road, near Lake Solano County Park, in Yolo County, CA.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 29' 36" N 122° 01' 42" W

We then started our drive down State Route 128 towards Lake Berryessa in Napa County, CA.

A scenery photo of Putah Creek, trees, clouds, and mountains. The photo was shot on Putah Creek Fishing Access in Yolo County, CA.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 30' 27" N 122° 02' 37" W

A scenery photo of State Route 128, mountains, and clouds shot in Yolo County, CA.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 30' 37" N 122° 02' 44" W

A black and white process of the photo above.

We arrive at Lake Berryessa in Napa County, CA to view the Glory Hole!

A scenery photo of Lake Berryessa, Glory Hole (left), mountains, and clouds. The photo was shot on the side of State Route 128 in Napa County, CA.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 30' 44" N 122° 06' 14" W

A photo of Lake Berryessa, Glory Hole, and mountains. The photo was shot on the side of State Route 128 in Napa County, CA.
The photo was shot at the same spot as above.

A photo of Lake Berryessa and Glory Hole. The photo was shot on the side of State Route 128 in Napa County, CA.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 30' 43" N 122° 06' 17" W

A black and white process of the photo above.

A photo of Lake Berryessa Dam and Putah Creek. The photo was shot on the side of State Route 128 in Napa County, CA.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 30' 44" N 122° 06' 14" W

A black and white process of the photo above.

A scenery photo of Lake Berryessa, mountains, clouds, and wild mustard flowers (bottom right). The photo was shot on the side of State Route 128 in Napa County, CA.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 30' 35" N 122° 06' 40" W

A scenery photo of Lake Berryessa, mountains, and clouds. The photo was shot on the side of State Route 128 in Napa County, CA.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 30' 08" N 122° 07' 07" W

A scenery photo of a pond (most likely dammed off from the rest of Lake Berryessa to build the road), mountains, and clouds. The photo was shot on the side of State Route 128 in Napa County, CA.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 29' 55" N 122° 07' 16" W

Next, we started driving down State Route 128 towards Napa Valley, dropping by Lake Hennessey.

A scenery photo of State Route 128, mountains, and a cloud shot in Napa County, CA.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 28' 02" N 122° 09' 04" W

A scenery photo of Lake Hennessey, forest, and mountains shot on the side of State Route 128 in Napa County, CA.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 29' 24" N 122° 20' 56" W

A scenery photo of Lake Hennessey, forest, and mountains shot at Lake Hennessey Boat Launch in Napa County, CA.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 29' 01" N 122° 21' 24" W

A scenery photo of Lake Hennessey, forest, and mountains shot at Lake Hennessey Boat Launch in Napa County, CA.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 29' 02" N 122° 21' 26" W

After this, we had dinner in Napa, CA, before heading home for the day! It was my first time at Lake Berryessa and Lake Hennessey despite living in the San Francisco Bay Area for 2 decades! The lakes are beautiful!

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