Meet George Cardinet, "the grandfather of national trails," an enterprising equestrian whose accomplishments included building more than 200 miles of trails in the East Bay region.
It's an episode of Audible Mount Diablo's "Falls Trail," 13-part series featuring Ken Lavin, Burt Bogardus, Paul Cardinet, and Jenn Roe. Presented by Mount Diablo Interpretive Association in partnership with Save Mount Diablo. Music Phil Heywood. Video Kendall Oei. Photos Scott Hein and others mentioned below. Animated illustrations Tanya Atwater, University of California Santa Barbara. Additional photo credits: Burt Bogardus, Sue Chaplin (bybio.wordpress.com), Dan Fitzgerald, Mike Fusaro, Bruce Hamilton, Joan Hamilton, Anastasia Hobbet, jdurant, Bill Karieva (explorediablo.com), Neal Kramer, Troy Montemayor, NOAA, Carl Osbourn, Jennifer Roe, Bill Sattler, Karen Shackleton, USDA Special thanks to Steve Beatty, Contra Costa Historical Society, Nancy Dupont, Anastasia Hobbet,Tracey Mattson, Concord Mount Diablo Trail Ride Association, NOAA Mark Sinclair, Mount Diablo State Park, Stephen Smith. ###
Photo courtesy of Contra Costa Historical Association