Saturday, March 7, 2020

Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve - Antioch, CA

On February 5th, 2020, I took a trip to Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in Antioch, CA. I hope you enjoy the photos.

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Scenery of a farm on the side of Somersville Road.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 58' 51" N 121° 51' 24" W

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Scenery of a farm on the side of Somersville Road. Photo shot at the same spot as above.

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Scenery of an abandoned house shot on the side of Somersville Road. Photo shot at the same spot as above.

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Scenery from Black Diamond Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 57' 22" N 121° 52' 29" W

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Scenery from Black Diamond Trail. On the left is Rose Hill Cemetery.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 57' 22" N 121° 52' 28" W

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Scenery from Black Diamond Trail. On the left is Rose Hill Cemetery.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 57' 20" N 121° 52' 29" W

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Scenery from Black Diamond Trail. Scenery of Antioch, the delta, and Solano County (in the distance).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 57' 15" N 121° 52' 24" W

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Scenery from Black Diamond Trail. Scenery of the delta and Solano County (in the distance). Photo shot at the same spot as above.

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Scenery from Black Diamond Trail. Scenery of Antioch, the delta, and Solano County (in the distance).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 57' 11" N 121° 52' 21" W

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Scenery from Black Diamond Trail. Scenery of Antioch, the delta, and Solano County (in the distance). Photo shot at the same spot as above.

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A photo of high voltage power lines shot on Black Diamond Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 57' 11" N 121° 52' 18" W

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A photo of high voltage power lines shot on Black Diamond Trail. Photo shot at the same spot as above.

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Sunday, March 1, 2020

Sunol Regional Wilderness - Sunol, CA

On January 30th, 2020, I went to Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA for a walk and hike. I hit up some trails I've never been on before. I hope you enjoy the photos.

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Scenery from Backpack Road.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 30' 23" N 121° 48' 02" W

Scenery of Ohlone Road from Backpack Road. Photo shot at the same spot as above.


Scenery from Backpack Road.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 30' 26" N 121° 48' 00" W

Scenery from Backpack Road.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 30' 26" N 121° 47' 59" W

Scenery from Backpack Road. Photo shot at the same spot as above.

Scenery from Backpack Road. Photo shot at the same spot as above.


Scenery from Backpack Road.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 30' 26" N 121° 47' 59" W

Scenery from Backpack Road.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 30' 39" N 121° 47' 55" W

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Photo of a sign at the intersection of Backpack Road and McCorkle Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 30' 43" N 121° 47' 50" W

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Photo of a sign at the intersection of Backpack Road and McCorkle Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 30' 43" N 121° 47' 49" W


Scenery from McCorkle Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 30' 45" N 121° 47' 53" W

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Scenery from McCorkle Trail. Photo shot at the same spot as above.

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Scenery from Backpack Road.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 30' 41" N 121° 47' 52" W

Scenery from Backpack Road.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 30' 42" N 121° 47' 52" W

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Los Vaqueros Watershed - Contra Costa County, CA

On January 26th, 2020, I went to Morgan Territory Regional Preserve for a hike through the preserve along with Los Vaqueros Watershed. I parked at Morgan Territory Road Staging Area. I'm telling you that so you can get a general idea of where I was in the preserve as it is huge.

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In this blog post, I have photos from Los Vaqueros Watershed in Contra Costa County, CA. Photos from Morgan Territory Regional Preserve can be viewed here.

Photo from Whipsnake Loop Trail. Photo of Los Vaqueros Reservoir, Discovery Bay (left), Clifton Court Forebay (slightly left from center), and Tracy (right).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 49' 06" N 121° 46' 42" W

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Photo from Whipsnake Loop Trail. Photo of Discovery Bay and Los Vaqueros Reservoir (bottom right). Photo shot at the same spot as above.

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Photo from Whipsnake Loop Trail. Photo of  windmills, Tracy, and Los Vaqueros Reservoir (bottom left). Photo shot at the same spot as above.

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Photo shot at the same spot as above.

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Photo from near Whipsnake Loop Trail. Photo of Discovery Bay, Brentwood (left), and Los Vaqueros Reservoir and Clifton Court Forebay (right).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 49' 07" N 121° 46' 36" W

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Photo from near Whipsnake Loop Trail. Photo of Discovery Bay and Los Vaqueros Reservoir (bottom right). Photo shot at the same spot as above.

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Photo from near Whipsnake Loop Trail. Photo of windmills, Tracy, and Los Vaqueros Reservoir (left). Photo shot at the same spot as above.

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Photo from Whipsnake Loop Trail. Photo of windmills, Los Vaqueros Reservoir, Clifton Court Forebay, Discovery Bay (left), and Tracy (right).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 49' 05" N 121° 46' 42" W

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This is all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed the photos! The photos from Morgan Territory Regional Preserve can be viewed here. Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Instagram. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.