Saint Helena: Treasure Mountain

On Monday I hiked the great Mount Saint Helena located in Robert Louis Stevenson State Park in Calistoga, CA. It’s tallest point is in Sonoma County and it’s second tallest point is in Napa County. While making the climb, you can see hundreds of miles into both wine regions.

This mountain inspired Robert Louis Stevenson to write his book The Silverado Squatters, which includes his experiences while spending his honeymoon in an abandoned mining camp on Mount Saint Helena (no longer there) and his famous Treasure Island.

The hike is roughly 11 miles round trip and by far the most beautiful hike I’ve ever done. It’s definitely not an easy climb, but there are “treasures” to be found along the way. Here are some of the shots I took on the mountain.