Monday: (01/16) L&L Hawaiian breakfast, donuts and an English muffin sandwich. I headed up the hill to Monte Bello OSP for a hike. It’s actually a hike I created a few years ago lead by a new leader, his first time. This is a nice 9 mile loop hike through four Open Space preserves (Montebello, Skyline, Russian Ridge, and Coal Creek) There were 16 of us and a bit of mud due to recent rains. I had a hamburger sandwich at home for a late lunch. Dawn and I worked on her bamboo pile trimming and making bundles. Spanish rice served with roast chicken for dinner. We prepared for a trip to Yosemite tomorrow. I reserved a room there.