January 24, 2015
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
Total distance: 5.75 miles
I headed west on a sunny but cold morning. A thick blanket of fog settled across the San Joaquin Valley. Shortly after leaving the Sierra foothills, the gray mist surrounded me, but by the time I reached my parents’ house in Antioch, the sun was shining again. It was a good day for my first hike of the year.