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I've just started hiking recently. Last week I went with a couple of friends. This week they were all busy so I ended up hiking on my own. It was sooo nice! I loved having the time to let my mind wander, to be in the present, and to admire the gorgeous scenery. I so rarely have the opportunity to do just one thing for a long time. This morning I hiked for an hour and 45 minutes!

The view of the valley from the PG&E trail.

I really enjoyed being in the green shade with little creeks running alongside the trail. There were a lot of people out there; I was passed every 5 minutes or so. That gave me enough quiet to feel alone but enough company to not worry about emergencies. At one point I was passed by an entire cross country team of shirtless teenage boys!

The scraggly trees and beckoning paths reminded me of my time in Big Sur last summer.

I thought this looked like a throne of leaves, so I took a picture for labelleizzy. It didn't quite come out the way it looked to my eye, but it's the best I could manage.

I had a wonderful time. And I'm definitely going back as much as I can manage!


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Feb. 12th, 2016 01:06 am (UTC)
Nifty! Where were you hiking?

Edit: Oh, I see, "PG&E Trail" is indeed a specific trail: http://www.redwoodhikes.com/Skyline/PGE.html. I shall have to go at some point; that does look like quite a nice hike!

Edited at 2016-02-12 01:08 am (UTC)
Feb. 12th, 2016 01:26 am (UTC)
I was at Rancho San Antonio. It's an easy drive from my house and convenient for one of my hiking partners who lives in Cupertino.
Feb. 12th, 2016 01:43 am (UTC)
So pretty!
Feb. 12th, 2016 03:14 am (UTC)
very pretty! nice photos, sweetie! (and thanks for thinking of me. That last one would make a neat painting!
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