Trail Difficulty – Easy
Trail Type – Paved, Gravel
Path Distance – 3.51
Miles Elevation Gain – 0
Camera in hand we headed out for Hike 7 and the Weekly Photo Challenge; Through. While longer than last week, we still didn’t surpass our Five Mile mark. The new boots weren’t quite broke in yet and I walked the last mile barefoot.
The good news was that we drove out-of-town and found an REI. I got a real life backpack which is so exciting. It is an Osprey with a Hydration bladder – it was last year’s model, so we got a huge discount. I also picked up some hiking pants and a jacket with removable sleeves – good-bye ugly red sweatpants.
My pedometer said that we did 4 miles, but it was off. Frustrated I went ahead and picked up a FitBit Ultra – I am excited to start using it.
One of the first things we saw was either a River Otter or a Ferret – he was so cute I just wanted to take him home.
This was another Urban Trail, but we did pick-up a trail book at REI for next week’s hike. I was taking the photo of the statue when the man rode by on the bike. When I got home I realized that it looked like he was riding away from his childhood.
For being an Urban Trail there was still a lot of wildlife. This squirrel popped out and looked at us with an evil glint in his eye telling us to back off.
About halfway back we found the remnants of the old dock – with the photo challenge in mind, I thought it made a nice through photo.
When I was a child I used to love Seagulls – they aren’t just ocean birds, but frequent the rivers as well. This one looked like he had just finished a tough day of hunting and was contemplating his day.
I felt bad that we got back so late that I was unable to post these yesterday – but we had a good time and the boots are slowly getting broken in.