Sooooo obviously Joy and I are still hiking. Last week we hit two different preserves. One, Walton Ranch Preserve, was new to us. So new in fact that neither of us had ever heard of it before. The other one, an oldie but a goodie is a local (to me) preserve, Curry Creek.
Both of them were excellent hikes! The above photos we took, just being silly, at Walton Ranch. As we were hiking along last Tuesday, we found this enormous log frame and Joy said it looked like a picture frame so naturally, we used it as such!
At least part of this reserve is still actually used for cattle. Not joking. See the sign?
We got turned around on the trails more than once but still managed to capture a few photo worthy things. Didn't actually see any cows. But then, we didn't see any feral hogs either, so I'm fine with that.
We really enjoyed our time there, but it's probably a one and done. As nice it it was, it was kind of a long drive to get there and well, we found just as nice photo opportunities a lot more local.
For instance on our Thursday hike to Curry Creek right here in Venice. We've hiked Curry Creek many times but there is one section we had never seen before because the trail involves crossing a very mucky looking creek with no bridge, no log, no powers of levitation and Scotty refuses to beam us up. This time however, the creek was nearly dry so we were able to avoid the boggiest parts and walk brand new (to us) trails! Yahoo!
I'm not certain why it was such a spectacular hiking day. Maybe because we were there a wee bit earlier than usual? Maybe it was the new trail? Perhaps the planets were just in the proper alignment. Don't know why, don't really care why. But it was a great hiking week for sure.
We are eager to get out there again this week and see what else we can see. I am so grateful that Tim bought me this camera. I have always enjoyed walking/hiking. The camera just adds another layer of pleasure in it for me. Anyway, we had fun. Thanks for coming along!
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.