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!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Catching up

We've been away again, in sunnier climes, visiting family, and doing some familiar and some less familiar walks.

A few city walks in San Francisco, which is not a flat place.
View of the city from Buena Vista Park

Several walks around the reservoir in Lafayette - the shore trail is 2.7 miles long, and fairly flat.
Lafayette reservoir

from higher up

This is what Leonie calls "heart attack hill"

The rim trail is five miles long and involves climbing around 800 feet, some of which is exceeding steep.

A gopher snake basking in the sun

View over the bay from the high point of the Nimitz trail

We also walked with Brian,  Leonie and the children along the Nimitz trail at Tilden Regional Park, where there are wide views over the Bay area.

And I walked from Moraga to Lafayette along the walking and cycle trail - again around four miles, and fairly flat.


Simon Douglas Thompson said...

That hill looks like a challenge for me! What a fabulous place, bet there's some great raptors to be seen up there. And butterflies too.

aliqot said...

Certainly a few raptors, though I'm not sure exactly what. Butterflies? We saw a few - definitely one red admiral and one monarch in SF itself. The weather was actually quite cold at night - close to freezing once or twice.
That hill is hard work, but feels dodgier going down!

Ida Jones said...

At the moment I'd like to be that gopher snake and bask in that glorious sunshine! Lovely photos capture your memories.

aliqot said...

Yes, I'm missing the light, and the daytime warmth - the evenings were quite chilly!