Saturday, November 15, 2008 by Rebecca

A-hiking we will go

I've been wanting to go hiking for weeks - maybe even months - but it just takes so much longer than the hour or two that a crossfit class takes, and we've been really busy, so it just hasn't happened. Well - the weather has been warm and gorgeous the past couple days, and today we finally got to go on a hike. Our friend Ynez came with us.

We went out to the Muir Woods area, and started up a fire road that meets up with the Dipsea Trail, and followed that all the way up to 'Cardiac Hill' - A beautiful outlook where you can see the Ocean stretching out in front of you on one side and the bay stretching out before you on the other - and today was particularly beautiful and clear. You can actually see the tip of Mt. Diablo WAY off in the distance (the two little bumps on the horizon to the left). I think Oakland is behind my head. We stopped here and had lunch - and didn't even need to put on our jackets - which is extremely rare for this particular spot. The last time we were up there it was so foggy that you could barely see the trees directly behind us. There was definitely no view.

After lunch, we went back down through Muir Woods on the Ben Johnson Trail. The whole hike was probably just a bit longer than 6 miles and took us about 3 hours - including our lunch break.

I am definitely NOT accustomed to doing anything for three hours at a stretch anymore, and my body was sore all over by the time we stopped, but it was an extremely pleasant way to spend the day, and I am very glad we got to do it.

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