Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday Stroll; or, what a walk looks like

The River Trail: a walk up Hard Parts Hill  in pictures.

This is one of the "arms" of the trail. This is one of the least crowded part and I have never seen a biker on this one (too steep I think). It doesn't have the separate lanes like the rest and it is in full sunlight. It branches off to the north and is only about a mile long, but it is just one steep hill. It doesnt' have an official name, but I call it "The Hard Parts Hill." When I want to do a really hard workout I park at the top of this hill, walk down the hill and then do the right side of  the River Trail and back. Because of the hills, It is essentially uphill both ways! I called it the Hard Parts Version. I am not ready to the whole Hard Parts Version (YET!). But, I did do Hard Parts Hill all this week. 

The Warning

The Shady Bend (This is my rest stop on the way back up)

The View (This is the canyon. It's hard to tell, but the river is down there)

Going UP

And --Hey there's the car!!


  1. That's the Central Valley, all right!

    I love these pictures. And, wow, it looks like summer already.

  2. Awesome pictures! I love a good walk. If only the weather would cooperate. When are you coming down for a visit?

  3. Anni-- Yes, we have already had several weeks that averaged high 80's and low 90's.

    J--I will either be there Friday night 5/28 or Sat afternoon 5/29.

  4. Looks great! I should eventually think about posting pictures of our walks.

    And, yes, J, I agree about the weather. Went for a couple of walks today, though, through the intermittent slight, slight snow. Let's hope for good weather for K's visit!