Sunday, July 13, 2014
Adventure in Alum Rock Park
And this is when the unexpected happened. A rattlesnake came out of nowhere and it either brushed my leg or grabbed my pant. I don't really recall. All I know is that I saw an anaconda as far as I was concerned and I shook my leg violently or maybe I kicked the rattlesnake. And then I ran.
My fellow hikers ran down a small hill to avoid the trail and said anaconda. We were all spooked. And then, we saw six deer hopping and darting about; that helped calm our nerves. They were magnificent.
So, we were still lost, obviously on the wrong trail, thanks to said woman who swore she knew all the trails in the park blah blah blah, when, of course, wait, wait for it, I met a man. No you say! As said man and I were walking and talking, we passed a restoration area. I asked him what did he supposed was being restored. He joked nothing was being restored. It was to hide the mother ship. OMG, a fellow friend with an overactive imagination. Loved it.
He showed us the way out. Enough nature, enough adventure for one day, you know. 6.5 miles.