By Dogtown Commoner | Posted at 6:34 pm, October 15th, 2007 | Topic: cities, oakland
I walked the dog to the Sausal Creek trail off El Centro yesterday, as I sometimes do when I have the time for a longish walk, and I took a few pictures while I was there. It’s a beautiful little canyon in between residential neighborhoods, but it feels more secluded than it actually is, because of the depth of the canyon, the burbling creek masking city noise, and the heavy vegetation blocking views of the houses overlooking the canyon. Dimond Canyon is about as undeveloped as Oakland gets on the West side of Highway 13. It’s a little piece of wildness that never quite got gobbled up by the city as it grew.