Back to Sunset Boulders

While camping at Casini Ranch over Labor Day, I wrangled the three families into heading out to Sunset Boulders, one of my favorite spots in the Bay Area. I promised easy climbing for the kids, and an amazing sunset and evening. I think I delivered on about half of one promise, haha.

As soon as we left Duncans Mills, the fog started rolling in from the coast. We made the hike down and met some other friendly climbers. It stayed foggy and chilly all evening. Perfect spooky weather atmosphere.

Native Lands

Just learned about this plugin from a tweet from Aaron Jorbin.

I love that language that Berkeley uses here, and have been trying to add to talks and other statements when I describe where I live.

Native American Student Development recognizes that UC Berkeley sits on the territory of xu?yun (Huichin), the ancestral and unceded land of the Chochenyo speaking Ohlone people, the successors of the sovereign Verona Band of Alameda County. This land was and continues to be of great importance to the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe and other familial descendants of the Verona Band. 

We recognize that every member of the Berkeley community has, and continues to benefit from, the use and occupation of this land, since the institution’s founding in 1868. Consistent with our values of community, inclusion and diversity, we have a responsibility to acknowledge and make visible the university’s relationship to Native peoples. As members of the Berkeley community, it is vitally important that we not only recognize the history of the land on which we stand, but also, we recognize that the Muwekma Ohlone people are alive and flourishing members of the Berkeley and broader Bay Area communities today.