Greater than 350,000 SparkPoints 468,907

Saturday Hike With Some Photos

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Started out my morning with 60 min on the elliptical, then Mom and I went on a hike. We were going to go to the Farmer's Market but decided to go past the dog run to go see if the crocuses were out. It was a foggy morning, darkly overcast, catching a break from the non stop wind.
The lower trail below the off leash area was still quite muddy and damp:

We walked all the way around Peterson's Ravine, a place we don't often go to:

This is a rocky area with them scattered all over:

Love these huge moss covered rocks. We saw lots of crocuses eaither done or not opened up -Mom thinks it was too dark and cool for them to open up:

We went a little ways on a trail we have never been on, but had reached our turn around point:

Then we saw a freshly dug trail heading back and took it to see where it went, was unable to uplaod these ones. It simply lead back around to the usual trail we use to go up from the ravine:

We had gone exactly 10 km and took three hours to do it. It was rough up and down trail, and I could feel that I was not use to the climbing. It was a lovely, peaceful hike without the wind. We got home in time for lunch and then relaxed. I was a little disappointed we never went to the dog show, but it had changed locations, now on the other side of town whereas it had always been within walking distance of where Mom lives before. Don't know why the venue change. We also opted not to go to the Farmer's Market. She said we would do it tomorrow. But Sundays are lousy, limited hours and with very few vendors there.
The sky was so dark out, it was difficult to read so spent the day watching more movies, Fantastic Four II Silver Surfer and Earthquake, Hancock and then finally Perfect Storm.
As I so rarely get to movies, it was nice to see some. We had a brief thunderstorm and lots more rain. Supposed to continue to rain Sunday with only a high of 10 C (50F). Long range forecast says it will clear by the time I have to go home and warm up :P
Have a Super Sunday all..
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • SILLYHP1953
    Your pictures remind me I need a new camera.
    I'm going to use the eliptical at the gym after work, but doubt I'll manage an hour.
    2051 days ago
    What a great day!!! I love your pictures...sorry you couldn't upload all of them. Glad you are able to spend time with your mom. Super!!!

    2087 days ago
    Love to see photos of the trials everyone walks-wish more would do that! So I thank you for doing that-even though you had problems uploading some! That was some hike-3 hours! emoticon
    We like to watch movies at home too-much better than theater! Wish we would get some rain!! Our drought is getting ridiculous! Our yard is starting to look terrible!!!
    Have a great week!! emoticon
    2087 days ago
    Hi Linda, love the pictures. I will share mine soon!
    BTW, that hike was almost 8 miles, not 8 hours! I believe it was just over 4 hours.

    I do feel for you , when you have to move all your files onto a DVD. If your computer is as slow as mom's....expect it to take all day.....DO find something to do if you can.

    My problem was the questions that popped up, which required my staying put. Groan!
    2088 days ago
  • REJ7777
    You did 60 minutes on the eliptical BEFORE going for a 10 km hike?!! emoticon WOW! Looks like you got a good hike in before the storm. It's always fun to discover a new trail. You don't seem to have many leaves on your trees and bushes yet. Ours are just beginning to come out. It feels a bit desolate until things start turning green again.
    2088 days ago
    Great hike: love your pictures! These must be wild prairie crocuses?

    Thanks for your supportive comment on my "delicious but enough" blog: it does feel like a breakthrough!
    2088 days ago
    2088 days ago
    Very nice hike....I feel like I went with you!! Nice pictures..

    Wendy emoticon
    2088 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    I would love your gloomy overcast. It is warm here today and will be downright hot all week.
    2088 days ago
    I wish I had the scenery you have when hiking. I live in the desert where it's only sagebrush, and Joshua trees, and cactus of course. I would be doing WAY more of it. I do have a hiking path in the foothills (it's on one of my blogs) but still not much to look at. I would give to hike by a stream, forest or somewhere where it takes my breath away while I am walking it.
    2088 days ago
    You blow me away with your amazing fitness achievements! A constant source of motivation for us all Linda!!
    2088 days ago
    I enjoyed the pics of your hike. Those uphills can really work different muscles! Glad you got it in before the rain. Have a great Sunday.
    2088 days ago
    The hike looked nice, even without crocus. We have sunshine today with wind and 57 degrees. It's suppose to reach the mid to upper 60s, and we had 70 degrees yesterday. I'm fighting off a cold and only went out to cover my plants for frost protection. The wind machines were on a few hours, while they've run most of the night Friday.
    2088 days ago
    emoticon for all the lovely photos!

    Sounds like a great day.
    2089 days ago
    2089 days ago
    sounds like a full day and a great one. WTG on the hike. Glad you got to watch some movies with you mom. Have a great Sunday. Hugs
    2089 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.