Saturday, July 10, 2010
ch 15 novel excerpt from "The Last Roundup" by Jeff Masuda
Chapter 15 Sunol in late spring has as much to offer as anywhere else in the Bay Area. If it is compared to the Santa Cruz mountains, for example, and deemed less beautiful, it is simply a preference. The Sunol wilderness offers its satisfactions in the angles of the hills, the gold of the grasses, the pockets of coast live oak, sycamores, big leaf maples, the rock formations, the Golden eagles in the sky. The creek has water. The deer people call it home. Cattle roam just as they did 100 years ago. It runs from Fremont all the way into Livermore. And if you hike or ride the trail a different world exists just a few miles east of civilization, without car sounds from the freeways, or people yelling, in a peaceful valley once populated by Ohlone Indians.