Thursday, June 17, 2010

Rockin at Live Oak

 Rock City up on Mt. Diablo is a great place to get out and do some Rockin ! The Live Oak Campground is a great place to get out  and spend the night on the mountain and climb some Rocks !

This entire region of the mountain is sporadically filled with rocky crags and huge spires that shoot up way above the canopy of trees towering out over their valleys and ravines ...

Entire ridges rising up from deep canyons ribbed with massive diagonal limestone slabs... Live Oak Campground is home to many many ancient oak trees ... Some dating back over 400 years ... Here is a shot of a rare Limestone  Snail Oak  ...

This tree has been growing for quite a few years to have swallowed a big  boulder like that ...Below here is a shot of the old fire cave ... This was a popular party spot in the 80's ...
Here are some more shots taken from the rocks above the canyon at Live Oak ...

The sunset up on Diablo was spectacular last night  ... I tried to capture it for you but fell short of its actual beauty by far ...  I did manage to get a few shots of it for you though and here they are ...

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