Monday, January 30, 2017

Spring Ride trail hiking, September 2016

When we reached the Spring Ridge trail head at Windy Hill preserve, the sun already started shinning brightly. Many of hikers were already coming back. I thought, our timing was not appropriate. Might be it was going to be burning hot. Though it was near Pacific ocean, but the  Windy hill mountain were sheltered from the prevailing cool weather coming from the Pacific Ocean.


The youngest member of the group

 
The trail we were about to hike were covered with trees in the beginning. As the trees were scattered on the mountain, the whole trail was not going to be coved with trees.

The dusty path


Anyway, one by one we gathered at the small dusty parking space. One of our fellow hikers lost the road and ended up at the other side of the trailhead. We were getting late, so we started walking. Some time later he joined with us. He literally jogged all the way up to catch us. We already walked more than one mile. The trail was slowly going uphill, that we couldn’t understand at that time. 

Someone wanted to stamp on the tail of the poor creature, so that the tail would come off. However, it was lucky enough, as he was prevented from doing that.


We walked keeping a red pond beside us. We hiked up and down, and reached on the dusty part of the trail. The trail was didn’t have much interesting thing around. The weather was rather pleasant. Though the sun was bright, but due to the cold breeze we didn’t feel the heat. 


Slowly we reached  grass covered the peak. Our plan was to finish the loop. However, as we hiked after a long time, we didn’t have the stamina to finish the loop. 


So, we decided to go back on the same trail path we came, rather going on the loop. As we slowly go uphill, we could see the cloud floating from the top of the mountain. At one time we were walking through the cloud, though the clouds were not thick. We reached the parking space on the other side. Then we decided to come down. When we started coming down, we realized we climbed a lot. We could feel the slope while coming down. Though it was not that much tough hike, compare to other we did, still it was nice hike. 

12 comments:

  1. What a lovely view you were rewarded with at the top of the trail. I imagine it was fun hiking above and through the clouds. Have a nice week. ♥

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  2. It's too hot here at present to go hiking anywhere. A stroll out to the clothes' line or just to another room raises a sweat! :)

    I just sit back and enjoy your hike through your words and photos!

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  3. What a great hike, rewarded with such wonderful views.

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  4. I don't think I would be able to hike like you do. I love the view in the last photo! The view is worth the hike.

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  5. My, what a lovely hike, my friend! The view is truly beautiful :) Thanks for sharing your hike with us.

    Hugs!

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  6. Hello, looks like a great trail and hike. I like the lizard. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day and new week!

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  7. Interesting post my dear, thank you for sharing :-)

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  8. What a nice hike and great view!

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  9. Seems it was a nice walk along the path, not too rough.

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  10. A very nice hike! Love the photos! Glad no one stepped on that little creature's tail!

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  11. beautiful images from your walk :)

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