Gone Hiking.

@TheHorse (73724)
Walnut Creek, California
October 13, 2017 1:00pm CST
My hiking buddy moved to Santa Barbara about a year ago, so we do a quick one now every time he visits town. This afternoon, we'll do Inspiration Point, above Berkeley, where he took this photo of me chilling on a bench a year or two ago. We get a good view of the Bay Area up there (that's fog, not wood smoke, in the photo), and that's also where I take most of my sunset shots. It will be interesting to see how things look with the fires raging to the North.
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@FayeHazel (21433)
• United States
13 Oct 17
Oh wow that is a great photo! Enjoy your hike :-)
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@TheHorse (73724)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Oct 17
Thanks! I'll provide a report later. My favorite sunset photo was taken up there. I know I've used it here on MyLot.
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@kobesbuddy (57569)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Oct 17
@TheHorse That's such a beautiful photo, how captivating!:)
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@FayeHazel (21433)
• United States
13 Oct 17
@TheHorse That's amazing
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@Corbin5 (119858)
• United States
13 Oct 17
Love that photo. Those fires will definitely make for an interesting sight. A sad one, perhaps.
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@TheHorse (73724)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Oct 17
If I take any photos, I'll try to capture the "pathos" of what's going on in Northern California right now.
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@Corbin5 (119858)
• United States
13 Oct 17
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@vandana7 (68640)
• India
13 Oct 17
Not interested with that fire shots ...you are too clinical for me..
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@TheHorse (73724)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Oct 17
Fire shots? Not sure what you mean. Clinical in what sense?
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@vandana7 (68640)
• India
13 Oct 17
@TheHorse ..You wrote you would find it interesting to see "fires raging" in the north...I have been watching some of those things..its so sad...with water there is some hope, with fire none.
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@TheHorse (73724)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Oct 17
@vandana7 That is not what I said. We will not be able to see the fires from our hike. I said it will be interesting to see what the Bay Area looks like with all of the smoke from the fires raging to the North.
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@mythociate (15963)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
13 Oct 17
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the pic reminds me of one I took on a short hike in Red River, New Mexico's Rocky Mountains' Sangre de Cristo Range
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@TheHorse (73724)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Oct 17
Looks pretty. I've visited Santa Fe, but never really hiked in New Mexico.
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@mythociate (15963)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
17 Oct 17
@TheHorse It's up near Angel Fire & Taos, in the northern Carson National Forest ...
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@TheHorse (73724)
• Walnut Creek, California
9 Oct
@mythociate If I visited there longer, I'd be asking for a hike. I like to get to know the land where I visit.
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@kobesbuddy (57569)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Oct 17
Sounds and looks like a very remarkable place. Hiking is wonderful, at this time of the year!:)
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@TheHorse (73724)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Oct 17
It really is. We hike up there year 'round. It's best to bundle up a bit in December and January, as the wind can make 55 degrees F feel quite cool.
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@kobesbuddy (57569)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Oct 17
@TheHorse My nephew mountain climbs, year 'round near Seattle, also. He lives in Woodenville, Wa.
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@MALUSE (44791)
• Uzbekistan
13 Oct 17
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@Teep11 (7197)
• United States
13 Oct 17
It appears as if so many are getting some outdoor experiences in. How nice! So many vibrant photos. Keeps a smile on one's face.
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@TheHorse (73724)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Oct 17
It really does.
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@ptrikha_2 (10900)
• India
14 Oct 17
@Teep11 yes it does makes one smile.
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@ptrikha_2 (10900)
• India
10 Oct
@TheHorse yeah sure. How is the weather in your place these days?
• Peoria, Arizona
13 Oct 17
That is a gorgeous photo! Hope your hike goes well and have fun!
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@TheHorse (73724)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Oct 17
Thank you! I will try to remember to bring my camera. In fact, I'll go charge the batteries now.
• Peoria, Arizona
13 Oct 17
@TheHorse Good idea!
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@TheHorse (73724)
• Walnut Creek, California
9 Oct
@DesirousDreamer Drat. I can't remember if I took any photo from that particular hike. Of course, my favorite is from late December, when the sun sets over the Golden Gate Bridge.
@spiderdust (7535)
• San Jose, California
13 Oct 17
I hope the air quality doesn't interfere too badly with your hiking. Don't overdo it! (Of course, by the time you read this you will have already finished your hike.)
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@TheHorse (73724)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Oct 17
Feh. My friend wimped out. He's originally from LA, you know. We're just going to meet for dinner. But if my babysitting (I'm "watching" my neighbor friend and his new girlfriend) is done soon, I may head up there myself.
• San Jose, California
13 Oct 17
@TheHorse It's much less smoky than it was yesterday, but you can still smell it in the air. I suspect it will get heavy by the end of the day. How is it in your neck of the woods?
@andriaperry (61460)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Oct 17
Have fun and stay safe. Take lots of photos, for us.
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@TheHorse (73724)
• Walnut Creek, California
9 Oct
I may have forgotten to on this particular hike. But we had a good time.
@FourWalls (15863)
• United States
14 Oct 17
Have fun and stay safe. Remember, those fires came out of nowhere last Sunday.
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@TheHorse (73724)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Oct 17
Thanks. They're not close to us (yet) here in the Bay Area. I heard that conditions for fighting the fire have become more favorable, though we are having some wind down here this morning.
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@teamfreak16 (42070)
• Denver, Colorado
14 Oct 17
What a gorgeous view!
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@TheHorse (73724)
• Walnut Creek, California
9 Oct
It really is nice up there. Plus you never know what you'll see (hawks, owls, cute bunnies) or hear (coyotes).
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@xFiacre (5773)
• Ireland
13 Oct 17
@Thehorse Why did you ever get up off that bench and leave all that behind? Ok, so the sun would go down but still, why?
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@TheHorse (73724)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Oct 17
It's pretty easy there to just sit and BE.
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• United States
13 Oct 17
What a spectacular view from that bench. Wonder if you'll be able to see the fires from there?
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@TheHorse (73724)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Oct 17
No this hike is atop a ridge and affords good views to the East and West. But the fires are to the North. I wonder if I'll be able to get a creepy shot of the Golden Gate Bridge shrouded in smoke.
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@LadyDuck (183138)
• Switzerland
14 Oct 17
I have read that the fires are still very bad in California. I hope you can get more sunset shots without smoke soon.
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@TheHorse (73724)
• Walnut Creek, California
9 Oct
Thanks. I can't remember if we got any photos on this particular hike. The smoke is finally clearing from our most recent fires.
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@LadyDuck (183138)
• Switzerland
9 Oct
@TheHorse It's very warm here for the season. I can hope that my last tomatoes will turn red.
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@TheHorse (73724)
• Walnut Creek, California
9 Oct
@LadyDuck My tomato plant looks healthy, but it may be done producing for now.
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@celticeagle (120543)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Oct 17
Lovely photo. We will have fog in the morning. The Thunder jets will be doing their flying displays.
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@TheHorse (73724)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Oct 17
Oh, I think that happened here a couple of weeks ago.
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@celticeagle (120543)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Oct 17
@TheHorse ......They are rather loud but it is something to see.
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@TheHorse (73724)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Oct 17
@celticeagle I wonder whether it's just like driving in traffic to them.
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@just4him (128982)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Oct 17
I hope you had a good hike today. I hope the fires are put out soon. I just looked at the weather site and saw most of California is burning.
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@TheHorse (73724)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Oct 17
I just took this picture from my desk. It looks problematic.
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@just4him (128982)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Oct 17
@TheHorse That does look problematic. The tall ship in the harbor is on fire too. No wonder there's such mayhem when the ships are burning.
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@TheHorse (73724)
• Walnut Creek, California
9 Oct
@just4him It's such a bother when it's 100 degrees here. I prefer 80 or so.
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@Hatley (164468)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Oct 17
at least our amaheim hills fire is mopw completlyoiur it wasjus en mles awsay moiddle of Orange county so I m glad opf that yuouhave a beautiful viwshere Califo rks i]has so'many really pretty vlews here
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@Hatley (164468)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Oct 17
@TheHorse Uts iuyt fubakk iwthe are mising afirefighter b ut he was a inate so bet je did a vaishing ac lol
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@TheHorse (73724)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Oct 17
@Hatley Sorry, I can't read this!
@DianneN (88248)
• United States
13 Oct 17
Nice photo! I am curious as to what you see or don't see on this hike.
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@TheHorse (73724)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Oct 17
I can see Mt. Diablo right now. So the air is a bit better down here today.
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@DianneN (88248)
• United States
13 Oct 17
@TheHorse That's good to hear, Horse!
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@TheHorse (73724)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Oct 17
@DianneN My friend wimped out, so I played Pokemon Go with my neighbor kid friend instead. Dinner with my grown-up friend and his wife was fun, though.
@Hannihar (44393)
19 Mar
He captured you in the picture beautifully.
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@TheHorse (73724)
• Walnut Creek, California
9 Oct
He and I have known each other for a long time.
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@Hannihar (44393)
11 Oct
@TheHorse So how long is a long time?
@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
14 Oct 17
Beautiful view, he took a great shot.
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@TheHorse (73724)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Oct 17
Alas, we didn't hike yesterday. My friend thought the air would be too bad. I was going to go for a short one by myself, but I wound up babysitting my young neighbor friend and his new "girlfriend" instead. I played Pokemon Go and found a Pikachu!
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
15 Oct 17
@TheHorse That's what I would have worried about the air being to smoky.