Gone Hiking.

@TheHorse (62033)
Pleasant Hill, California
October 13, 2017 1:00pm CST
My hiking buddy moved to Santa Barbara abut 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 (16335)
• United States
13 Oct
Oh wow that is a great photo! Enjoy your hike :-)
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@TheHorse (62033)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Oct
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 (40342)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Oct
@TheHorse That's such a beautiful photo, how captivating!:)
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@FayeHazel (16335)
• United States
13 Oct
@TheHorse That's amazing
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@vandana7 (62278)
• India
13 Oct
Not interested with that fire shots ...you are too clinical for me..
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@TheHorse (62033)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Oct
Fire shots? Not sure what you mean. Clinical in what sense?
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@vandana7 (62278)
• India
13 Oct
@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 (62033)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Oct
@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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@Corbin5 (99599)
• United States
13 Oct
Love that photo. Those fires will definitely make for an interesting sight. A sad one, perhaps.
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@TheHorse (62033)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Oct
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 (99599)
• United States
13 Oct
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@mythociate (14976)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
13 Oct
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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 (62033)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Oct
Looks pretty. I've visited Santa Fe, but never really hiked in New Mexico.
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@mythociate (14976)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
17 Oct
@TheHorse It's up near Angel Fire & Taos, in the northern Carson National Forest ...
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@kobesbuddy (40342)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Oct
Sounds and looks like a very remarkable place. Hiking is wonderful, at this time of the year!:)
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@TheHorse (62033)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Oct
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 (40342)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Oct
@TheHorse My nephew mountain climbs, year 'round near Seattle, also. He lives in Woodenville, Wa.
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@MALUSE (37790)
• Germany
13 Oct
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@spiderdust (5788)
• San Jose, California
13 Oct
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 (62033)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Oct
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
@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?
@Teep11 (6939)
• United States
13 Oct
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 (62033)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Oct
It really does.
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@ptrikha_2 (7313)
• India
14 Oct
@Teep11 yes it does makes one smile.
• Peoria, Arizona
13 Oct
That is a gorgeous photo! Hope your hike goes well and have fun!
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@TheHorse (62033)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Oct
Thank you! I will try to remember to bring my camera. In fact, I'll go charge the batteries now.
• Peoria, Arizona
13 Oct
@TheHorse Good idea!
@FourWalls (12865)
• United States
14 Oct
Have fun and stay safe. Remember, those fires came out of nowhere last Sunday.
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@TheHorse (62033)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Oct
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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@xFiacre (4229)
• Ireland
13 Oct
@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 (62033)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Oct
It's pretty easy there to just sit and BE.
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• United States
13 Oct
What a spectacular view from that bench. Wonder if you'll be able to see the fires from there?
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@TheHorse (62033)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Oct
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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@celticeagle (117156)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Oct
Lovely photo. We will have fog in the morning. The Thunder jets will be doing their flying displays.
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@TheHorse (62033)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Oct
Oh, I think that happened here a couple of weeks ago.
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@celticeagle (117156)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Oct
@TheHorse ......They are rather loud but it is something to see.
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@TheHorse (62033)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Oct
@celticeagle I wonder whether it's just like driving in traffic to them.
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@Hatley (164759)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Oct
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 (164759)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Oct
@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 (62033)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Oct
@Hatley Sorry, I can't read this!
@DianneN (73933)
• United States
13 Oct
Nice photo! I am curious as to what you see or don't see on this hike.
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@TheHorse (62033)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Oct
I can see Mt. Diablo right now. So the air is a bit better down here today.
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@DianneN (73933)
• United States
13 Oct
@TheHorse That's good to hear, Horse!
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@TheHorse (62033)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Oct
@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.
@fishtiger58 (30380)
• Momence, Illinois
14 Oct
Beautiful view, he took a great shot.
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@TheHorse (62033)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Oct
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 (30380)
• Momence, Illinois
15 Oct
@TheHorse That's what I would have worried about the air being to smoky.
@just4him (109654)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Oct
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 (62033)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Oct
I just took this picture from my desk. It looks problematic.
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@just4him (109654)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Oct
@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.
@ilocosboy (34344)
• Philippines
14 Oct
Beautiful views can be done in the environment and not in the city. Its always inspiring when you are with nature.
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@TheHorse (62033)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Oct
If I'm in the City, I try to focus on the vegetation. But true beautiful views are generally found away from people and buildings. I agree!
@sol_cee (14334)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
14 Oct
Beautiful picture.
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@TheHorse (62033)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Oct
It really shows the relaxation we feel when we're up there. The Bay Area can be a very fast-paced and (sometimes) unfriendly place.
@ptrikha_2 (7313)
• India
14 Oct
Great setting! Such a setting makes me philosophical. Nice picture too.
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@TheHorse (62033)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Oct
Me too! Finally there's some space to think.
@andriaperry (46118)
• United States
14 Oct
Have fun and stay safe. Take lots of photos, for us.
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