I wanted to create this blog as a place where I can store and retrieve information for future reference. I chose the name Humble Uker Ramblings because I have started out strumming my father's 1950's painted Harmony ukulele. I think that the greatest appeal of the ukulele as "the people's instrument" is it's humble simplicity. My contact email is HumbleUker@gmail.com. I have also been working on a blog for the Baritone Ukulele called Humble Baritonics.
These are the views along my hike that I make just about every other day! People associate the San Francisco Bay Area as a big metropolis but it seems to me that there's a beautiful natural areas within 10 minutes of just about everybody. I work from home and sit in front of a monitor and type into these black keys. What a joy it is to get out and experience the wonder of nature.
About half way up the Brandon Trail is this shady oak tree with an inviting bench. I rarely stop and sit I just like keep trudging on. I like the hottest of the summer heat days the best.
Further up the Brandon trail at about the 1-mile bench.
Here's a look west towards the bay. A haze prevents me from seeing across to the San Francisco peninsula. At the end of the paved raod is the Chabot Regional Wilderness campground.
Walking down the trail -- a look at the valley. Hey Ryan G. there's my alma mater, California State University at Hayward (the small square in the distance to the right.)