2021 Hike # ; 6
Hike Distance: 9.3 miles
Elevation Gain: 1026 feet
Yearly Hike Distance: 48.7 miles
Yearly Elevation Gain: 5,653 feet
A very nice day to be out in the fresh air! We were feeling pretty good so we extended the hike out past 9 miles. :0 We’ve been going to this area frequently since it’s close to home, and we’ve been getting out on the late side.
We didn’t see any animals, or people, today. A quiet day and plenty of solitude, which we prefer. It’s tough to go out and feel so good when we know that the pandemic is raging on. 😦 Well, we’ll be keeping our distance from people until we can receive the vaccines.
We’ve started to think about where we might want to go, on a hiking vacation, when the pandemic becomes just a horrible memory. It just gives us something to look forward to, even if it isn’t in the near future.
I did look into the status of permits at the PCTA website, and was surprised to see that they would be issued for 2021! Sadly, we have no plans to participate in any Pacific Crest Trail activities, in 2021, but might enjoy watching others attempt this journey?
Take care and be safe!
2021 Hike # ; 4
Hike Distance: 7.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 881 feet
Yearly Hike Distance: 31.1 miles
Yearly Elevation Gain: 3846 feet
Quite a bit of rain today, and the roads are being damaged from the runoff. Not much exciting about this hike, except that we got out and exercised.
The big deal today was that the road veered around a corner, and we looked up to see a herd of 4 elk!!! Unfortunately, they ran off before I could get my phone out to take a photo. 😦 And then, we walked further, only to see a deer on the road, and it also darted away from us. It really sucks to see such wonderful wildlife and have no proof of it. Well, it’s burned into our minds.
2021 Hike # ; 2
Hike Distance: 7.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 954 feet
Yearly Hike Distance: 15.1 miles
Yearly Elevation Gain: 1753 feet
I finally saw an Elk, and unfortunately got a crappy photo of it. Yes, I took the picture but the quality is very bad, and grainy. The zoom on my smartphone doesn’t yield high quality photos but I’m happy just the same, and happy to post it on this site. I’m probably going to start carrying my mirrorless camera on more hikes, which will increase my chances of higher quality photos.