It is that time of the year where the days are much shorter and cooler. It rains...a lot. I get home from work and it is already dark outside (yuck). This means that the freeways are a mess, because nobody can seem to remember how to drive in the dark (but I'll save that rant for another blog post). Husband and I had to put our after-work hiking hobby on hold for a few months, but here are some pictures from the last one we took.
There are many trails that intersect each other in our local open space. These markers (along with my iPhone) really help me figure out where I am. I was not born with
a terrific any sense of direction.
A beautiful view of Mt. Diablo as we ascend 650 feet (which just about murdered my calves). No pain, no gain?
Down in the valley.
I am not going to lie, I really like how tall I look here.
I got tired of sliding around on the sand and rocks, so I finally invested in a pair of trail shoes. They are very comfortable and have fantastic grip. I might try a pair of hiking shoes next year. If anyone has any recommendations, I would love to hear from you.
We saw several deer during this hike, but this was the clearest picture I was able to get. Isn't he a beauty?
The sun setting over the valley.