Thursday, November 17, 2016

Windy, Chilly, Morning Hike

Hiker and I headed up to Vasquez Rocks this morning. We were supposed to meet up with my friend Robyn, but she texted and said that the wind was creating havoc on her sinuses and she didn't feel like going out for a hike.

I had promised Hiker that I'd be taking her up to Vasquez Rocks for a hike. She was stuck to me like glue all morning because she wanted to make sure I didn't leave without her, so I decided that she and I would go ahead and go to the rocks for our hike.

It was windy and a little chilly when we got there, but we headed out anyway.

We had the entire park to ourselves. We only saw two other people climbing around on the main rock. We headed out and I let Hiker lead me by her leash. Sometimes I do that, I let her "walk" me so we end up meandering all over the place.

As we walked I noticed the moon over the rocks to the west.

As the morning went on, the weather warmed up a little, but it remained windy.

After about 35 or 40 minutes, Hiker decided she had hiked enough and she led me back to the car so we could head home.

I think she is out of shape like I am. I noticed I was running out of breath because we have not done much hiking this year. But all in all, we had a nice morning.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

First Fall Hike of 2016

When Hiker and I got up this morning, I noticed what a beautiful morning it was here in the Santa Clarita Valley. I decided to put Hiker in the car and driver over to Towsley Canyon for a short walk.

I am so out of shape for a hike. I have not been out on the mountain trails since last spring because it is too hot here in the summer time to go out. I was going to hike the Elder Trail, but it looked a little steeper that what I was ready for so instead we started up the 1.5 mile trail.

There were a lot of people out on the trail. I often wonder why there are always so many people out hiking instead of working.

I have taken Hiker hiking in Towsley Canyon many times, mostly up into The Narrows, but I had never taken her along this specific trail. She seemed to be enjoying herself.

Took a shot of the two of us at the bottom of the trail just before we left to head home.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Springtime Morning Hike At Vasquez Rocks

This morning, I put my dog Hiker into the car and she and I headed up to Vasquez County Park for a great morning hike.

It was a beautiful morning and we saw some wildflowers. Hiker was checking out this prickly pear cactus that was in bloom. I stopped her just before she stuck her nose into the cactus needles. She wanted to smell the blooms.

The photo below shows some Blue Dick flowers.

Prickly Pear

Wild Mustard

Below are some landscapes I shot around the park.

We hiked almost 2 miles before heading back to the car. What a great morning.