Looking across Sindicich Lagoon to Mt. Diablo

Looking across Sindicich Lagoon to Mt. Diablo

I wasn’t going to walk as far as I did. Honest, I wasn’t planning to choose the “peak” trail rather than the valley. Yet, I did both, and it was amazing. Briones Regional Park is one of the most beautiful places in the East Bay, and it’s big too. I have been back many times and I still have trails to explore.

When the sign says valley or peak, you choose valley! The peak nearly killed me.

When the sign says valley or peak, you choose valley! The peak nearly killed me.

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After my trip to Briones, I did a little more park hopping, but mainly I stuck to hiking. It’s amazing how many places to hike there are in my area. I swear that Contra Costa county is really a giant park with squatters on it.

But hiking isn’t the only story here. Comcast lifted their data cap for me during this period and I wanted to see how much data I would actually use if I wasn’t worried about the cap. Also, there were good weeks where it was way too hot to hike and I didn’t have a choice but turn on Netflix instant streaming. It began with the Roger Corman/Traci Lords film called Not Of This Earth (1988). But it would get worse.

Starcrash (1978)

Starcrash (1978)

Much, much worse.

He's My Girl (1987)

He’s My Girl (1987)

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