Monday, October 24, 2011

Other Encounters

Continuing on our hike...
It started off at a trail that is closed to the public because of the creek bed that runs by this path. The creek is completely dry now, but I was told that when the rainy season is in full force, this creek fills up and the water runs into the nearby reservoir.
On this special hike, we were escorted by the local ranger.

You can see the filled Calero Reservoir where the water from the creek flows into.

What do you think this is growing on a tree we encountered during our journey?

Someone cut it up and said it is an avocado that is still growing. Well, I guess not anymore since it's been cut.

Last, but not least, a tarantula greets us by the side of the road. It wanted to hitch a ride with one of us, but each of us said "No!".

- Karen


FilipBlog said...

Love the second picture.


lina said...

What a lovely view you enjoyed during the hike.

But eeeek at the spider!

rainfield61 said...

It is an enjoyable hike.

I can feel that.

TZ said...

if i encountered the hairy black spider, i will run away :)

betchai said...

beautiful pictures and hike, i especially love the 2nd and the last. i can almost see those hills turning vivid green by spring time. i almost have forgotten how small avocados look like.

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
The tarantula would have been an unwelcome companion had «Louis» been with you!

Emm said...

Last comment, I promise! I apologise, but I'm just catching up! What beautiful scenery and photographs. Being emerged in nature like that is just life-affirming, isn't it?