We had to postpone our #fridayswithfred hike to Saturday due to unforeseen events, and had to make it a short afternoon hike (more like walk) due to further unforeseen events. 🙂 The good thing was that Shuwen was able to join us, of course! We went to nearby “Little Black Mountain” (the “real/big” Black Mountain is further east, reachable from Pamo Valley, quite a long hike actually) and were satisfied with reaching it’s secondary peak. GPS log here.
Thanks to the wet December and the January rains (which were sparse, but it was precipitation, nevertheless) the chaparral is starting to show more signs of life. I guess you have to live in Southern California for a while to appreciate the plant community of chaparral hillsides and its brittle beauty. I dedicated an entire gallery to them on my photography website: Hillsides. Have a look!
From our little walk/hike, here are some cellphone (Instagram) snapshots:
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