|Hiking||1.26 Miles|| 50 Mns ||1.51 mph|
|25 ft AEG|
||no linked trail guides|
|Wasn't going to record this but I do like to keep track of how many times I've been to Boyce Thompson. According to my Time Log for me and my family, we've been to BTA a minimum of 25 times since 2001 when we took my cousins from Montana out there on January 1st. So this is my 20th year of visiting.|
Trish's birthday was today and this is what she wanted to do and then finish off with a picnic. This also gave me the opportunity to bring Rebel and practice before the workshop later next week. I watch videos to refresh my memory as to how to work this big camera too so that I'm not totally clueless when I start shooting .
We just walked up to the Lake and back and then to the Suspension Bridge and back. They are doing quite a bit of renovations out there with some of it being a reaction to the fire this summer. They are overhauling their irrigation and fire protection system.
It is always interesting to re-discover old plants, admire their continued growth and then see new plants that you might want to put in your yard. I found a couple different spineless cactus that caught my attention without poking my hand and I've included their pictures. There weren't a lot of people out which is fine with us. It was a tad warm today. Both of my hiking partners are on the gimpy side so we stopped to enjoy an occasional bench too.
Fortunately my watch told me that after walking 3821 steps, we burned 554 calories so we could enjoy a wonderful picnic featuring Trish's chicken salad and Connie's scones complimented with some lovely Pinot Noir champagne. We finished with a homemade brownie with a candle for Trish's birthday.
Oh, they don't allow parking down in the picnic area anymore; altho maybe that will change in the future... so you have to lug all your stuff from the parking lot. However, they did offer to drive us in the cart.
|For me, sometimes it's just as much about the journey as the destination. |
Oh, and once in awhile, don't forget to look back at the trail you've traveled.