and occasionally rides a bike.
A word of warning. The walk descriptions are not detailed enough to guide you - please take a map. The batteries never run out, and you always have a signal. Oh, And don't take left or right as gospel!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Lafayette Reservoir, Rim Trail

Leonie warned us this walk was not flat, in fact"almost vertical in places". Taken with a pinch of salt, but certainly in one or two spots I could have done with the faithful trekking pole. It's travelled with me, but I left it in the cottage. It was a case of put your feet sideways and don't slip on the dry sandy sections.

A great walk, from the town centre out on the Mt Diablo Boulevard for a good half mile or so to the reservoir, then up to the Rim Trail, and follow it anti-clockwise on its undulating course well above the water.

There are fantastic views of distant mountains, towns, woodland and the reservoir below. Wall to wall blue sky, a crowd of chickadees, turkey buzzards and one or two homo sapiens.

6 to 7 miles in all, including the walk from Lafayette centre. 

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