January 14, 2014

Black Oaks of Back Ranch Meadows

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photo by Donald Kinney

On weekends hundreds of mountain-bikers descend on Back Ranch Meadows at my beloved China Camp. The best strategy for not getting run over is to stay out of their way.

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photo by Donald Kinney

Better yet, I like to visit on a weekdays, when the majority of the speed-demons are safely back at work. Quiet enough to hear a bird chirp. Peaceful enough to imagine the Miwok Indians who once lived here, who might have enjoyed the spreading branches of this same Black Oak, albeit a bit smaller a century or more ago.

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Zoomie said...

I have never visited China Camp, although I have heard of it and thought of going many times. Maybe this week, while it's quiet.

John @ Beans and I on the Loose said...

On weekends I always leave my Annadel to the poor folk that have to work for a living. During the week it is MY place.

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