Monday, October 17, 2011

Of Hills and Mountains

Last Saturday was beautiful so we took advantage of the nice weather and did some exploring. We discovered a great park on the northeast side of town and an acceptable alternative to Noah's Bagels. The park has a ridge that offers fantastic views of the city and an extensive trail system that will afford additional weekends of wandering.

The climb
View to the east
View to the west
We also took a drive up the mountain to check out Bogus Basin. The entire area is open for hiking so we are planning to take a couple day trips up there in the next few weeks. Most of the locals say that the drive up takes 20 minutes, but our drive clocked in at 45 minutes. The locals must have rose-colored glasses...or insane driving skills.

"I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in." 
- John Muir


Jaggy said...

Here's to hoping it doesn't snow or get too cold before we come to visit you so we can see all of these beautiful places!

Everyday Obscurity said...

From what I hear the snow doesn't really start until December/January, thank goodness! After a week of rain (that felt like a month) the weather has gone back to being mostly sunny. Looking forward to your visit!!