Starting off at Bort Meadow in Chabot. The BART runs along the Macdonald Trail.
This is a nice place to start - very gentle climb.
It was so nice to see some blue sky after a week of storms
Lots of puddles and water
Lots of animal prints in the mud
As the trail drops a few hundred feet down into the canyon some slipping and sliding starts
Lots of water in the creeks right now. This is at Redwood Road, the end of Chabot and where I continue on BART into Redwood Preserve.
Connecting to the next ridge via the Golden Spike trail. It's a muddle single track.
Golden Spike trail
Up on the West Ridge trail.
Nice redwood and eucalyptus groves in this park. But it's really muddy!
On the way up to Redwood Peak - this looked very fresh, probably from this week's storms.
Sandstone boulders on Redwood Peak
Redwood Peak benchmark
Sandstone boulders on Redwood Peak. No big view from this peak but it's a peak nonetheless.
The summit of Redwood Peak
Back down on the Golden Spike trail, which has turned into a bog thanks to the rain that had been falling for the previous hour. I was following the footprints of someone hiking barefoot.
This went on for about a mile...the boots were great though. Waterproofness held and my feet stayed warm and dry.
Climbing back onto the ridge in Chabot on the way back to the car, the sun decided to try to come out again.