Sunol Regional Park | Little Yosemite

February 5, 2017
Sunol, CA
Hikers: Cathy, Laura, Noreen, Dawn
Distance: 4.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 882 ft.



We're baaaack!

We think Punxsutawney Phil may have gotten his prediction (six more weeks of winter) wrong this year, for we saw plenty signs of spring on this hike: buds, flowers, mating birds, and caterpillars.


The creeks were flowing after the recent rains.





Making a statement is no excuse to leave a poop bag behind. Remember, there is no Poop Patrol to pick up doggie bags.



The creek was full! We were unable to walk alongside it this time.














Mating turkey vultures.







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OK fine. We'll go the other way. 









The remains of the deceased cow we saw in the ravine when we were here before.






Could this rock have been a sign? for the trail was not passable - it dead ended into a pond, which may or may not have been before all the rains.

Doesn't look like much, but the tree was actually pretty high; and the trail on the other side was muddy and sloped down at a steep angle - Noreen lowering me down slowly. :)


Noreen and Dawn took the easier (?) way.







Someone needs to go boot shopping!

Mushrooms growing out of a cow patty.




Trails:

Camp Ohlone Road, Cerro Este Road, McCorkle Trail, Canyon View Trail, Geary Road


As of this posting, the road into the park is closed due to storm damage. Check the park webiste (link above) before venturing out.







1 comment:

  1. Yay!! I missed you! Lovely trip - so nice to see the badly needed H2o, but srsly? Feast or famine it seems. xo

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