The Beginning and End: Vernal Falls

7.23 mi from the shuttle bus stop, to the top of Vernal Falls, and back to the shuttle bus stop. The last memories I have of Vernal Falls were steep steps, my dad, and the serene stillness of a quiet river before falling over the cliff. According to my dad, he remembers heading up to…

Resting Place of Hummingbirds

The meaning is from the Ohlone tribe word Umunhum. Although I did not see any humingbirds, it was amazing to finally have the chance to explore the radar tower I have seen from the valley floor. A few Sunday’s ago, I took an evening stroll up to the fourth highest peak in the Santa Cruz…

Easter Saturday

I received the invitation from my dad through my work email. I was delighted to see a message from my father first thing in the morning. Of course I skipped all priorities and opened his email; I was eager to read what he had to say. My parents were inviting me and Elderberry to their…

Visiting Sunol

I made a trip out to Sunol to attend a Sisterberry birthday celebration complete with family, food, discussions, and love. Sunol…I remember when my cousin first introduced me to the town. The introduction came shortly after she made a decision that she wanted to purchase a house in the area. From her place in Fremont,…