Monday, April 11, 2011

Picture Time!

On Sunday, hubs and I went for a hike. We hiked Deer Flat trail near Mt. Diablo. Already to go.
The purpose of this hike was to test out my hiking boots (I always get blisters on my heels, no matter what I do) to see if they would hold up for Yosemite next month. Several adjustments needed to be made along the way.

It was a perfect day. About 70 degrees with a slight wind and not too many people.

This is the first time I've even seen a banana slug. So gross!! I HATE ANY TYPE OF BUG!!!

We're at the top! You can see the city! So beautiful!

The last mile was pretty tough! We're so happy to be at the top.

Trail marker.

We stopped to have a snack.

I loved listening to the creek that was flowing. It was so beautiful (didn't I already say that?).

We're at the base. I just loved the rolling green hills. In California, the hills don't stay green for very long. So, when you see it, it's so nice.

We're finished. Taking a bathroom break before we head back home (about 1 1/2 hours away).

I wore my Garmin while we hiked. I wanted to see the elevation. This is a view of the round trip. The green line is the elevation (you can see the top of the hill in the middle).

It was a great hike and I can't wait for Yosemite. I've never been there and it's going to be filled with waterfalls (our favorite). We both love hiking, camping and waterfalls, so it will be a great escape for a few days!


  1. Beautiful pictures. Glad you had a great hike! How did the hiking boots work out for you?

  2. Wow, that looks gorgeous! Except the slug!!

  3. Wow, that slug IS pretty gross looking. Interesting/strange about the blisters. Do you do the duct tape thing?