I finally went on my first real Bay area hike since moving out here! It’s about time. I was so excited that I power walked way ahead of my group (even though I didn’t know where we were going). The sun, the fresh air! Wildflowers in bloom and the smell of eucalyptus! I stopped to take lots of lovely deep breaths, but few photos. Apologies for the sparse showing here; I’ll do better next time.
Big shoutout and thanks to the fearless leaders of the trip. They led us on an approximately 5-mile loop with a steep, unrelenting uphill climb at the end. That was fun. But on the other side of the hill, refreshments, watermelons and many happy things awaited us! Which was brilliant.