This East Bay Park is a gem hidden away in the hills above Oakland. It’s less than 20 miles from San Francisco yet it feels like I’ve driven into the mountains. There’s redwood trees, wild flowers and other trees in abundance. Great hike even if you’re not carrying a camera. Learn more about the park here.
I spent a few hours there last week. Among other things, I was testing my new 18-135mm lens – this was its first real landscape outing. I got to say, in spite of my neutral review earlier, I’m happy with the lens so far. For more from the day, see this gallery. Strangely given the name of the park – and there are lots of redwoods, no redwood images made the cut.