Partway though my hike to Radach Hill in Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area I realized that this summit had a particular place in my life. My first assignment as a fledgling professional photographer 25 years ago was to photograph the same property which the East Bay Regional Parks District was proposing to acquire. I remember hiking through the tick-infested grasses up and down the hillsides, looking for angles to document the land and highlight its natural beauty. Years later now the park has expanded and is criss-crossed with established trails. The top of the hill lies just off the Black Oak trail, up a gentle leaf strewn use-trail to this grand old oak tree.