The Sutter Buttes are sometimes called the world’s smallest mountain range. They are, in fact, the remnants of volcanic activity 1.6 million years ago. The highest peak is 2,221 feet and the buttes, themselves, cover 78 square-miles of private and public land about 45 miles north of Sacramento.
Yesterday, Anne and I joined an organized hike around a portion of the buttes. I was struck by how the low November sun filtered through oak trees, accentuating the softness of the open fields. Long shadows followed us everywhere during the 5 hours we were there.