A blog about my biking adventures and trips here and there
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Walking in the Woods
Off we go, the four of us on an 8 mile hike in Sanborn Skyline Park. We did a loop from the parking lot to the top of Skyline.
As you might imagine, when you walk in the woods, you see trees. We also saw a fair share of mountain bikers. It's a bit technical on some switchbacks but fairly easy I think, coming from someone who does not mountain bike. At least descending. Climbing might be a bit tiring. After about mile 1, I was done but well, I sauntered on....
Ah, a vista but with the smoky skies not much to see. We're somewhere way above Saratoga and Hwy 9 and close to Skyline. In the distance I could see the white tops of the Shoreline concert venue. Stella and I were also "treated" to a view of a woman taking a bathroom break. Not a pretty sight.
Occasionally we encountered a big rock or two. Here my companions are baffled as to why there is no Expresso Bar or Jamba Juice. Me, I kept sauntering on. At one point, we heard a loud crack, as though fireworks had been set off. It was deafening. We realized a branch had fallen. Unbelievable sound. It spooked us.
Can we say Yay, we only have 1 more mile or so to go. Ah, At this point, Stella and I took the shortcut, while the men took a longer route. "Two roads diverged ... the road not taken...." Good choice because they encountered a rattlesnake sunning itself. Luckily no humans were harmed ... nor the snake. A fabulous outing. Looking forward to another even if I do whine.