Monday, April 09, 2007

8 Mile Loop on the Madrone Trail at Canyon Lake

It took us roughly three hours to finish this walk. It was more of an exercise hike than a scenic stroll and I pretty much disliked the trail because it constantly folded back on itself and had many pointless ups and downs. It's made for mountain biking but thankfully no one was using it yesterday but us, so we didn't have any worries of being run over.

I could easily name this hike "Picnic Table Trails" because they were EVERYWHERE. This part of the park looked like it used to be a big recreational area that was re-designed to be a bike trail. On the plus side, we did see some wildlife...

I saw three little emerald green grass snakes...all extremely cold and not moving fast. They were lucky Thomas stepped right over them each time and not on them, since all were right on the trail. We saw white tail deer and buzzards too...all at fairly close range. I have no pics to share this time and nothing else much to report.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

it may have been closer to 9 miles with the xtra half mile to and fro.. i caused with my errant turn on section 2..

hehe.. it was excercise for sure.. hehe..
T

Virginia aka Ginny said...

Yeah you are probably right about it being closer to nine.

Sean the Blogonaut said...

Men don't need directions ;)

Virginia aka Ginny said...

Hahaha, that was classic Sean. :)

Sean the Blogonaut said...

Me I use maps when ever I can. But seem to have a knack of just stumbling across gaming shops(rpg's minatures etc)no matter what city I'm in. My gamedar?!?

Be good if it worked in finding the right turnoff while driving.

Sarah said...

Hey you look great in your user pic! Congrats on the weight loss! That's awesome. We are doing well, always busy, can't believe Emlyn is starting kindergarten next year...

That hike sounds great!

Virginia aka Ginny said...

Hi Sara,
Thanks for stopping by. :)