Friday, March 16, 2012

hiking























On Sunday the three of us went on a hike. We read in the paper that a local hike on a protected site was open to the public for the weekend and we figured it sounded fun. The hike we took was four-miles in the McKenzie Preserve at Table Mountain. The area is owned and operated by the Sierra Foothill Conservancy and they did a great job giving us information about the hike. Upon arrival they gave us a pamphlet identifying 25 spots to watch for on the trail. Each spot had details that, without the booklet, we most likely would have missed and it also provided us with history of the area. Maggie hiked about 1/3 of the trail on her own, the rest was on Chad's back in the pack. We saw birds, cattle, squirrels, Native American mortars, small streams, tiny flowers and more. The Sierra Foothill Conservancy offers guided hikes on privately owned land fall through spring and, now that we're members (we joined because the $20 family membership deal was too cheap to pass up), we plan on taking more of the hikes this spring.

2 Super Awesome Commenters Said:

MomO said...

Good exercise for all 3 and everything is greening up nicely, so would imagine it was a nice hike! Too bad there aren't many wildflowers this year. :(

Loren said...

Looks fun!