An automobile carrier (roll-on/roll-off) ship passes Point Benicia in the Carquinez Straight on its way to the AMPORTS dock 25 July 2013.
Looking up in a grove of old bay trees
About 500 feet higher than the spot where the picture of the boat was taken, we're looking northwest along the fire trail that locals call "the wall" -- that last quarter mile has most of the elevation gain!
And here we stand at the top of the ridge, looking southeast toward Mount Wanda. John Muir hiked these very hills more than a hundred years ago!