I was trying to think of what hikes or natural things I really need to do while it's still lovely spring time. Down in San Luis Obispo the spring is really the only amazing time of year and the rest of the time it's kind of shitty. Up here that's not so true, the redwood parks are better in summer, there's not really a big green flush and wildflower bloom up here. Maybe I'll try to get down to Sunol Wilderness or Henry Coe, but they're so far from the city. Actually San Bruno Mountain right here is really nice in spring, I should try to do that before it gets dry.
I'd never been out the 24 there before. The little pocket around Orinda to Lafayette is really gorgeous, rolling hills and lots of greenery. I'm sure it's full of fucking disgusting tech company yuppie types with their knobby tired self-balancing strollers and biodegradable SUV's. But BART goes right through there which would make it a pretty sweet place to live when I'm old and married.