Starting the Fall season at Brushy Peak
September at Brushy Peak brings golden hills and a rush of trail runners taking advantage of the dry trails and cool mornings of the Livermore valley.
Our quick 3.0 mile hike on the Brushy Peak -Tamcan – Laughlin Ranch Loop trail encountered red-tailed hawks, coyotes, dog walkers, and many, many trainers. Tough Mudder enthusiasts occupied the wide inclines of the Laughlin Loop trail carrying grimace inducing rocks, buckets, and sand bags.
Raptor activity Saturday morning was low, but we did find an accommodating red-tailed hawk on the Laughlin Ranch Loop trail.
Getting ready to leave, a stealthy coyote emerged from the grassy area just south of the parking lot.
Have you been to Brushy Peak this season? Do you have any favorite trails or areas? We’d like to hear your stories!