The Sunday Traveler spent yesterday morning at the top of Mt. Diablo, a prominent peak here in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The photo above is at the summit, 3,849 feet up. A sunny day with a layer of clouds quickly burning off. And yes, the person on the left of the window is expressing what I’m feeling. Glorious vistas revealing the entire Bay Area. The mountain was considered sacred by the native Miwok and Ohlone native Americans.
The name given by the native Americans, Tuyshtak, is translated to “point of creation at the dawn of time”.
Amazing thought of the Miwok and Ohlone walking on these lands of the Mount Diablo Mountain range. The name, Mt. Diablo, was given by the Spanish in 1805 who were searching for escaped Miwok or Ohlone who were hiding in the willow thickets on the mountain; Devil Mountain they called it.
From the vantage point of the general area I live in, I’ll show you a couple of photos I took so you can see the entirety of the mountain.
A stately presence that lets me know as I travel around the Bay Area, which direction to head in to get home.