Photos, Video and Commentary from a Senior Female Hiker
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Where The Heck Is The Trail?
This morning, my friend Linda and I decided to hike a trail that neither of us had ever hiked before. I went online and found other hikers who had been in Elsmere Canyon and asked them exactly how to get to this trail and a couple of people sent me directions and then instructed me on "how to find the trail" from the trail head. We followed the instructions and at first it appeared that we had found the trail and off we went through the canyon, through a few oak groves and across dry creek beds, but then the trail suddenly ended. I had read that the trail went 7 miles in and we had only gone in about 1 mile, so we figured we must have taken a wrong turn somewhere along the way. We found some fire roads that were very steep, but we had not been out hiking for so long that we were not really in shape to climb those steep hills. We finally just gave up and turned around and headed back to the car. We still got a pretty good workout though.