Ryan Branciforte

Ryan Branciforte is Director of Conservation Planning for the Bay Area Open Space Council and cofounder of TransitandTrails.org. When not preserving open space, he spends his time recreating in it, and getting to it by bus and BART.

Overnight on Mount Diablo


It has been over a year now since I took the plunge into car-free existence. The one-way, overnight backpack trip up and over Mount Diablo that I took last fall is one example of the kind of adventure I have been enjoying since I said good-bye to my car.