Sunday, October 21, 2012

mission peak

For my second hike, I decided to step it up a notch.  Or two, or three, or ten...

Mission Peak - Fremont, California
Peak Trail.  This looks like a piece of cake...
but trust me, it gets really steep towards the last part of the hike.
I couldn't take any photos to show you,
because I was too busy trying to keep my balance!
Interesting footsteps along the way.
Made it to the top!
The hike to the top took about two hours with some stops here and there.
It is WINDY up at the top.  I recommend wearing layers.

I had to leave my mark.
The hike really was an accomplishment.
<3 tingtinging

Of course we can't forget the wild life along the way...

Cattle drinking water.
Wild turkeys. They ran away from me. =T
They can probably sense that Thanksgiving is near.

Cattle family. <3

Spotted a lizard.

Action shot.
Overall, the weather was great for hiking!
I think it'll take me a few days to recover,
but it feels great to have completed the trail.

till next time! <3T

Monday, October 8, 2012

in touch with nature

I went on my first hike this Columbus Day weekend in Point Reyes, California.  The sun was shining, but the temperature was not too hot and the trail we went on had a good amount of shade so it was a good experience overall.

Muddy Hollow Trail is about 1.5 miles one way and it takes us to the beach.

The view on the way...

Pinecone for souvenir?

On our way back, we spotted a deer!  I'm glad I brought my new zoom lens with me. :)

Tips for hiking:

- Bring water and stay hydrated.
- To prevent sunburn, wear sunscreen and reapply every few hours, and wear long sleeves!
- In case the hike takes longer than planned, bring snacks (energy bars are great).
- Do some research online on the trail you plan to take.  Print out maps and familiarize yourself with the resources available.
- Let someone know where and when you'll be hiking.