These photos are from a visit to Mount Diablo State Park in California. Mount Diablo offers panoramic views of the San Francisco East Bay area. The State Park is a very nice place and has lots of hiking trails and viewing points. I visited the park in the Summer of 2014 when the grasses had turned a golden brown color. This made for some spectacular photos. The photos posted here are highlights of that visit.
Grand Canyon North Rim in Arizona is an off the beaten path National Park. I visited this spectacular extension of the Grand Canyon National Park during the Summer of 2018. The views were what you would expect from a place called the Grand Canyon, spectacular! Here are some highlights of that visit.