As good a time as any to take a fond look back on all the fine pics posted here in the past 12 months. So, one from each month:


Vindu enjoys the view

My pal Vindu from work, most of the way up Mount Diablo. Snowy Sierra peaks were vaguely visible way off to the east. A great winter for long views. Original post: “The Long View,” Jan. 7, 2007.


Randy, Tom C. at Eagle Rock

Two-Heel Drive regulars Randy F., above, and Tom C. at Las Trampas Regional Wilderness for the Groundhog Day Invitational. Other regulars who came along: Dan Mitchell, Winehiker Russ, Tom the Gambolin Man, 4WheelBob and somebody I’m forgetting. Original Post: “Groundhog Day Invitational Pix,” Feb. 3, 2007.


Flag Hill Trail

Coming down the tortuous Flag Hill Trail at Sunol Regional Wilderness with Mike and Kathy Wimble’s FOMFOK hiking club. Original post: “The people you meet on the trail,” March 19, 2007.


Scenery at Sunol

Through-hiking the 28-mile Ohlone Wilderness Trail in two days with Steve Sergeant (right) and a Sierra Club acquaintance of his. Original post: “Two days on the Ohlone Wilderness Trail,” April 16, 2007.


Sun fills flower

Sun fills a flower at Castle Rock State Park. One of my favorite shots of the year. Original post: “New camera alert,” May 18, 2007.


What light on yonder privvy breaks?

Another favorite: Sun burning off the fog at Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve. Original post: “Deep in the woods at Purisima,” June 3, 2007


Snowy egret, with Mission Peak in the background

Yet another fave: an egret taking wing at Don Edwards San Francisco National Wildlife Refuge. Original post: “Watching some waterfowl at Don Edwards National Wildlife Sanctuary,” July 10, 2007.


Rugged climb

4WheelBob near the White Mountain summit, an adventure for the ages. This pic appeared on the front page of the San Jose Mercury News and in several other local rags. Original post: “Favorite images from our White Mountain Adventure,” August 26, 2007.


Because they're guys...

Tule elk bulls scratching their itches along the Tomales Point Trail at Point Reyes National Seashore. Original post: “All day on the Marin Coast,” Sept. 27, 2007.


Rick amid the rocks

Rick of Hike Halfdome Fame enjoys an apple at the North Peak summit at Mount Diablo State Park. Original post: “Diablo Three Peaks, again,” October 29, 2007.

El Capitan

Autumn colors at Yosemite National Park. Original post: “Quick Road Trip to Yosemite,” Nov. 4, 2004


Something of a waterfall

Spilling creek water at Uvas Canyon County Park. Original post: “Uvas Again,” Dec. 17, 2007.

And just think: I hiked almost every other weekend too. That’s a lot o’ walkin.’