I have a thing about where I hike that I don't like a lot of people. I don't like to hear cars driving and though I may see as a view a city in the distance, I want to be in the quiet of nature. At Sunol there were a lot of people, I could hear the back-up beeping of a truck where there is a quarry nearby, and airplanes (it is right under the flight path to the areas airport). Scenic wise it had it's moments but I must be spoiled to our favorite local spots because this was on a scale of 1 to 5 about a 3.
What was fun was that the poochies had to go through little streams and that was pretty funny. Neither has had that experience except in jumping off a wet lawn or a puddle in the street. This was running water, not deep, with rocks to climb over. Stewie didn't like it one bit. Hubby picked him up in one spot and I did the next. He didn't mind the rocks at all and seemed to like to jump up on them. Tucker as the hike went on, seemed to not mind.
Tucker had his first encounter with horses and some more cows or should I say a bull. I'm glad the bull didn't care about us and I'm glad Tucker didn't bark at him. There were lots of dogs off leash and they were all friendly.
Here's some photos of our hike:
Heading up on the Canyon View trail.....the poochies keeping an eye on me. Hurry up Mom!
The Oak trees are just getting some green leaves. The grass is shorter because they do let cows graze here.
Here is hubby and I with Stewie and Tucker clambering on the rocks and boulders near a place that they call "Little Yosemite". Since we have had very little rain I didn't see the waterfall that is suppose to be so pretty. I'm sure that these rocks last year were covered with water but it was dry and the water below us was a gentle down flow.
Looks like we will have to wait for another week before our next hike because we are in a wet period now through the coming weekend. Darn.