Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Hike Where I Spotted A Blurry Coyote

I blogged a few weeks ago about our hiking hobby.  Husband and I have been having a lot of fun exploring the open spaces around the Bay Area.  Every time we go, I am compelled to stop and take a bunch of pictures.  One day I would love to bring my DSLR to capture what my phone can't.  For now, the idea of carrying a backpack in 100 degree heat is just dreadful.  

Looking down over the valley.

Husband gets way ahead of me when I keep stopping to take pictures.

A view of Mt. Diablo.

The other side of the mountain.

Another attempt at a self-portrait.  

There are some flatlands between the hills, and they are covered with holes that ground squirrels live in.  You can see them popping up everywhere.

There is also the occasional bunny.

Much to my delight, on this trip we found a coyote.  It ran away before we got close, but the petting zoo loving child inside of me was excited just to catch a glimpse.
This has been a beautiful way to spend our evenings.


Adele said...

Wonderful scenery!
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Mimi said...

awww, this is really making me want to go hiking! but maybe i'll wait for cooler weather. ;)

p.s. coyotes scare me, haha! ;)

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Suze said...

How beautiful!!

It is still so hot out here- I feel like I'm not spending any time outside. I love your new hobby!

colleen said...

love that last photo - gorgeous!

Mal said...

fabulous photos!

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rooth said...

That's a gorgeous path. I wouldn't mind exercising outside if that's what I had to contend with

Loulou said...

Looks like a really pretty place to hike! Neat that you saw a coyote.

I laughed at your picture of your husband so far ahead of you ... I have a series of such shots too! I love him even more when I look at the pictures of him waiting for me so patiently wayyy up ahead! Or how I often see him turn around from far ahead to make sure I'm still with him. But yesterday we went for a walk and he just didn't wait. Lol. He knew that I knew where we were going and would catch up eventually, even if I had to jog to do so!

E said...

I'm definitely trying to take advantage of the outdoors right now since the weather is so nice.

Emmy said...

You're brave, Erin! That coyote would've frightened me! :0 And must say again how I really love these iPhone pics! They're so clear:)

Morgan said...

I love seeing little bunnies when I'm out and about! They are so cute. :)

Anonymous said...

I love going on hikes, but I think I would have freaked out if I had seen a coyote!

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Emma Henderson said...

Fabulous scenery and great pics Erin - though I would have been terrified of the coyote! xo

Niki said...

Your pics are gorgeous! I'm so excited for the coyote!!! That's so cool!

Gloria said...

Oh wow, what gorgeous views! I really need to get out of the city more often!

CutestPrincess said...

oh, wow! this place is amazing...

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Steph said...

What beautiful scenery!!

honey my heart said...

your hike photos are just so pretty! so many good views. when we hike we only see birds and squirrels, a coyote spotting would scare me!

The Little Flapper said...

Hiking Trips are so fun. Unfortunately here in Tx we've been having weather in the 100's which just makes any outdoor activity unbearable. Gorgeous pictures :)

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