After my little adventure at Pleasanton Ridge two weeks ago and letting the blisters on my feet heal for a week I was back on the solo hiking trail on Saturday at my favorite spot Morgan Territory to get back in the hiking groove.
I picked an easy just under 6 mile hike making the Volvon Trail to Manzanita Trail Loop. It has some good views, plenty of shade and a nice workout to get my hiking legs back under me.
The hike was pretty uneventful, just the way I like them. The oddest thing was crossing paths with a geologist who was studying Native American grinding rocks in the park.
With Saturday's trip successfully completed I have set my eyes on a hike that I have been thinking about for some time. I will hit the trails at Mount Diablo early Saturday morning. My plan is to solo climb Eagle Peak then once I have come down the slopes from that summit I will turn and climb to the main summit visitors center at the highest point in the park. Two peaks in one hike. I am stoked for this adventure, I have never climbed that much in one day and feel like I need the challenge.