Deer in the Valley at the Del Valle Regional Park.
Our campsite at Del Valle, CA before the Rialta Gathering
California Cattle Ranch
The Rialtas caravan from Livermore to the Ranch.
The Rialtas caravan from Livermore to the Ranch. There was lots of water this time of year.
As we went higher in elevation it started to snow.
Dave opens the gate as we arrive at the Ranch.
The Ranch - a beautiful and peaceful spot in the California high country.
Lynn and Judy with Lynn's dog, Spencer.
Inside the ranch house .
Walking around the ranch we found lots of interesting relics.
This old truck was parked on the property.
There were lots of pine cones laying around.
All the Rialtas backed up to the lake. Eventually there were 12 of us.
The gate to the Ranch house.
Enjoying the company inside the ranch house. Dave from Port Townsend, WA and Denny from Dorrington, CA.
From left clockwise: Dave, Karla, Mark, Steve, Denny, Dave and Dave relaxing on Saturday night at the ranch house.
Colleen, Sherri and Judy enjoying a glass of wine together in the ranch house.
A Canada Goose takes flight in the early morning lake fog.
Morning mist and light on the lake with a Canada Goose.
Canada Goose on the lake.
Beautiful reflections in the lake behind our camp spot.
Rialtas all lined up. One more was parked near the ranch house.
This old steam roller was used to keep the airstrip in shape.
Duane showed us a quilt his wife had made for his Rialta.
Everyone gathers around to listen to Duane discuss various tech issues.
The boys are particularly interested int he engine compartment, but the woman decided to take a walk to visit each Rialta on the inside.
I can't imagine what those boys were talking about!
One of the several ponds on the ranch.
The beautiful view from a hill above the ranch.
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 at 200mm.
Looking down on the camp area. The ranch house is to the left.
Great views and fellowship as we hiked the beautiful grounds of the ranch.
The old well and pump for the original homestead.
Water tank at the hold homestead.
The pond in front of the homestead cabin was pretty full of rainwater runoff.
This is the homestead cabin some of us hiked to in the surrounding hills.
Iron gate that leads to the homestead cabin.
Just a little elbow grease and it would might make a great retreat.
The inside of the cabin had been over-run with rats!
View from inside the bedroom of the cabin.
The old bathroom fixtures.