Trail Difficulty – Easy
Trail Type – Paved
Path Distance – 4.5 mi
Miles Elevation Gain – 0
Armed with my third Weekly Photo Challenge – Indulge; we headed off camera in hand.
Homeless people live next to the river where we walk. We have seen them and their tents quite a few times. The gentleman below was very friendly and kind enough to let us take photos of his dog whom we felt was indulging in a free ride.
We loved how the sky in the water was darker than the sky above; it is getting harder and harder to par the photos down to six.
We just planted a Corkscrew willow tree this year – I have never seen one without leaves before and never next to the river.
We saw more wildlife than any other hike; 6 Blue Herons, a shy Muskrat, a rabbit, and a squirrel that moved faster than my camera. What was most impressive was the evidence of beavers everywhere – especially at the base of this tree.
I love how backlighting can make everything look magical – even tumbleweeds.
This will be our last Sunday hike on the Urban Trail. We have covered the entire trail and have hiked almost twenty miles since we started. The Progress page has a new chart.
Next week we will be moving to our first real trail with real shoes – I can hardly wait!
The Inca Trail seems closer than ever.