Brushy Peak–the back side.

On Friday, March 28th, our group had an amazing day with Ranger Pat from Livermore Area Parks and Recreation Department hiking on Brushy Peak. We have often hiked Brushy Peak, but on the East Bay Regional Park side. The back side is the property of LARPD and can only be accessed with a ranger.
We made arrangements to meet Ranger Pat at 9:00 a.m. and were driven to the peak. There we were treated to a spectacular scene of rock formations, rolling pasture lands, oaks, and raptors. This area is really unlike any we have seen before.
Ranger Pat was full of stories of Native American sacred sites, robber baron’s hideaways, and early settler’s picnics. He also pointed out the wildflowers, birds and other small critters we encountered. Some of the group chose not to climb to the top of the peak, but those who did said it was worth the effort.
This was really a wonderful hike.

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