Thursday, February 07, 2013

Skywatch Friday - Traipsing in the Clouds

Last Saturday morning, I hiked my favorite local park under gray and overcast skies. After a heart pumping climb up the hill, you can see the rest if the park below just beyond the solitary weather-scarred bench.

Passed the bench is another hill I climbed called the Red Hills Trail.

To the left, as far as the eyes can see are the old salt ponds that began in the early 1900's by The California Salt Company.
Eventually it was sold to the government where it was converted to a wildlife refuge.

Many ponds at the lower elevations are filled with wildlife like this one.

Visit other participants on Skywatch Friday!

- Karen


10 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a place. I'd love to sit there at the bench and just gaze around at the scenery.

Indrani Ghose said...

The bench ideally positioned. I want to sit there and enjoy view!

llandudnopictures said...

Great exercise and such a special view as a reward when you reach the top!

Filip and Kristel said...

That's a good uphill walk.

Greetings,
Filip

Photo Cache said...

the views from the picnic table must be spectacular when the fog lifts.

eileeninmd said...

Great series! The second shot is cool, I would love to walk up that trail. Have a great weekend!

betchai said...

a very beautiful world Karen, from the bottom lakes filled with wildlife to the fog drenched top of the hill, the view from the top looks so peaceful

Emm in London said...

Oh, what a fabulous walk and what great views! I don't mind walking in any weather and often walk in the rain, but I bet this walk would be stunning in sunny weather!

LifeRamblings said...

what a lovely place to spend the day. very calm and peaceful.

Jana said...

looks like a lovely time spent in nature, thanks for the tour:-)