Monday, May 19, 2008

A walk in the park

With valley temperatures soaring near the century mark it was time for a cool walk in the bay area. A hike through Tilden Park near Berkley was just the ticket.

Alice and I had hiked a part of the park last year but this time we chose one of the trails near the ridge top. We picked the Nimitz Way Trail, a winding broad trail that would take us from redwoods to eucalyptus groves.

Cool breezes guided us down along the trail as we found a multitude of colors from wild berries to butterflies along the trail. Weeds and wildflowers lined the trail as we hiked along the road.

It was just over five miles and a great hike with many photo opportunities and a great way to beat the heat.

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