While most decided to cover the event from below, reporter Matt Brown decided to hike some 9 miles and 3,000 vertical feet to capture the story. Here is his behind the scenes look at the hike to the top.
For a while it seemed that I couldn't go anywhere in Santa Rosa without seeing something that was donated by Mr. Trione. The mobile blood bank buses used by Blood Bank of the Redwoods stand out in my memory. It seems that his generosity played a major part in making Santa Rosa more livable.