After the Carp scout I went to the backcountry trail head in the Intercoastal range just east of my house. AKA Diablo Range extends from Mt Diablo south about 100 miles. Its a vast upland wilderness full of life. Summer is hot, dry and did I say hot? This time of year its an emerald green wonderland of oaks and Ponderosa Pine on the ridge tops. Just Beautiful. There are some great Bass lakes pock marked all over but the best ones require multipule day back country camping to get to. Now is the time to do that, I just dont know if I have the drive or time to punch to them this year before the heat sets in.
|Almost to the top of the ridge|