The First Hike of the Year

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.

Most of the mining district is within the park's 6096 acres.
Most of the Black Diamond mining district is within the Park’s 6,096 acres.

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