Wednesday, September 22, 2021

State Route 1 Day Trip - California (Cellphone Photos)

Yesterday, on 22 September, 2021, I took a day trip with my mom and traveled along California's State Route 1. I visited Scott Creek County Beach and Greyhound Rock County Park in Davenport, CA, and Gazos Creek State Beach and Pigeon Point Viewpoint in Pescadero, CA. Here are the cellphone photos I took on the trip. I also had some fun and had my mom helped me take some photos of me on this trip too. 

It was a really warm day by the ocean yesterday and not at all cloudy. I didn't even need to have my white cane with me (I'm partially blind with visual snow syndrome and migraines). My mom guiding me around when I had some trouble was enough for the entire day. I'm actually quite happy about that as having to use a white cane to get around do get a bit tiring and annoying sometimes. 

Scenery photo from Scott Creek Beach in Davenport, CA. In the distance is State Route 1.

Scenery photo from Scott Creek Beach in Davenport, CA.

Scenery photos of Scott Creek, Scott Creek Beach, and State Route 1 in Davenport, CA.

Scenery photo from Scott Creek Beach in Davenport, CA.

Scenery photo of Scott Creek Beach and State Route 1 in Davenport, CA.

Scenery photos from Scott Creek Beach in Davenport, CA.


Scenery photo from Greyhound Rock County Park in Davenport, CA.

My mom helped take a few photos of me at Greyhound Rock County Park in Davenport, CA.

Scenery photos from Greyhound Rock County Park in Davenport, CA.


Scenery photo from Greyhound Rock County Park in Davenport, CA.


Scenery photo of Gazaos Creek from Gazos Creek State Beach in Pescadero, CA.

Scenery photo of Gazaos Creek from Gazos Creek State Beach in Pescadero, CA. In the distance is Pigeon Point Lighthouse.

Scenery photo from Gazos Creek State Beach in Pescadero, CA. In the distance is Pigeon Point Lighthouse.

Scenery photo from Gazos Creek State Beach in Pescadero, CA.

California Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis californicus)
Wildlife photo from Gazos Creek State Beach in Pescadero, CA.

My mom helped take a few photos of me at Gazos Creek State Beach in Pescadero, CA.

Dead seal or sea lion at Gazos Creek State Beach in Pescadero, CA. 😥


Sunset scenery photos from Pigeon Point Viewpoint in Pescadero, CA. In the photo is Pigeon Point Lighthouse.

My mom helped take a few photos of me at Pigeon Point Viewpoint in Pescadero, CA. In the distance is Pigeon Point Lighthouse.

This is all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed the photos! Please don't forget to share the blog post 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 Instagram. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Hiking from Sunol to Mission Peak in Fremont, CA (Part 1)

On March 11th, 2021, I went on a hiking trip to the top of Mission Peak in Mission Peak Regional Preserve in Fremont, CA. I hiked up Mission Peak from Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA through San Francisco Water District land (Ohlone Regional Wilderness in Alameda County, CA). I took scenery photos with my phone and mirrorless camera, and my mom helped me take a few photos of me with my phone. The photos from my mirrorless camera are split into 2 blog posts, and another blog post for my cellphone photos. I hope you enjoy the photos.

This was a very special hike for me. I have not been able to successfully make it up to the top of Mission Peak in almost 20 years! The last time I reached the peak, I was still a child. On the previous hike that I reached the peak, I hiked up with my family from the Stanford Avenue Staging Area in Fremont, CA.

Please note that if you are hiking on trails through San Francisco Water District land and Ohlone Regional Wilderness, you have to purchase an annual Ohlone Wilderness Permit. 

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Parts: 1 | 2 (Coming Soon) | Cellphone Photos

This is part 1 of my photos. Photos for today are from Ohlone Regional Wilderness in Alameda County, CA and in Mission Peak Regional Preserve in Fremont, CA.

Scenery photo of clouds and snowy mountains shot on Ohlone Wilderness Trail in Ohlone Regional Wilderness.
Snow is extremely rare in the San Francisco Bay Area, but on this particular hiking trip there were some snow.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 30' 44" N 121° 50' 12" W

Scenery photo of clouds and snowy mountains shot on Ohlone Wilderness Trail in Ohlone Regional Wilderness.
Snow is extremely rare in the San Francisco Bay Area, but on this particular hiking trip there were some snow.
Photo shot near the same position as above.

Scenery photo of clouds and mountains shot on Ohlone Wilderness Trail in Ohlone Regional Wilderness.
In the photo in the distance are Interstate 680, Tri-Valley, and Mt. Diablo.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 30' 53" N 121° 50' 54" W

Scenery photo of clouds and mountains shot on Ohlone Wilderness Trail in Ohlone Regional Wilderness.
In the photo in the distance are Interstate 680 (left), Tri-Valley, and Mt. Diablo.
Photo shot near the same position as above.


Scenery photo clouds, mountains, and the San Francisco Bay Area shot from Bay Area Ridge Trail in Mission Peak Regional Preserve.
In the photo are San Francisco Bay Area (left) and Mission Peak (center).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 30' 16" N 121° 52' 22" W

Black and white process of the photo above.

Scenery photo clouds, mountains, and the San Francisco Bay Area shot from Bay Area Ridge Trail in Mission Peak Regional Preserve.
In the photo are San Francisco Bay Area (left) and Mission Peak (center).
Photo shot near the same position as above.

Black and white process of the photo above.


Scenery photo of Mt. Allison shot from Bay Area Ridge Trail in Mission Peak Regional Preserve.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 30' 09" N 121° 52' 10" W

Scenery photo of mountains and clouds shot from Bay Area Ridge Trail in Mission Peak Regional Preserve.
In the distance on the right is Mt. Hamilton. Snow is extremely rare in the San Francisco Bay Area, but on this particular hiking trip there were some snow.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 30' 09" N 121° 52' 07" W

Black and white process of the photo above.

Scenery photo of mountains and clouds shot from Bay Area Ridge Trail in Mission Peak Regional Preserve.
In the distance on the right is Mt. Hamilton. Snow is extremely rare in the San Francisco Bay Area, but on this particular hiking trip there were some snow.
Photo shot near the same position as above.

Scenery photo of Mt. Allison shot from Bay Area Ridge Trail in Mission Peak Regional Preserve.
Photo shot near the same position as above.

This is all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed the photos! Next time, I will have more scenery photos from Mission Peak Regional Preserve. 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.

Parts: 1 | 2 (Coming Soon) | Cellphone Photos