Sycamore Hike ~ Walking Club Totals

 

When we got to the Sycamore Canyon Campground Parking at 7:15 the gate was still locked. Hmmm see the sign that says gate open 7am – 10pm? The attendant finally arrived at 7:30 to open the gate…

 

We stayed on the main trail today and saw a few joggers and several groups of cyclists.

 

The trees are really interesting in this canyon.

 

The shrubs were blooming nicely. It was gloomy with a thick high marine layer.

 

These purple wildflowers deserved a photograph.

 

Spring is a great time to do this hike because of all the pretty blooms.

 

We even happened on some California Poppies.

 

Some of our old and new favorites. The wild fennel is an old favorite of ours. We love using fennel in cooking and the smell when we rub it between our hands is licorice wonderful. The coreopsis is such a interesting plant the way it grows on that stalk. In the Spring it’s all over the hillsides. The one downside to our hike today were the mosquitos! They were out in droves. Anyone know of an Avon distributor so I can order some Skin-so-soft?

 

This looks like a parrot to me.

 

At the end of the hike we strolled over to see the high surf.

My walking total steps for the week averaged out to 10,152.

I’m going to keep on walking. How about you?

Photobucket is holding all my photos from 2007-2015 hostage and they have blacked them all out. I’m slowly working at restoring my posts without their help. Such a tiresome bother!

7 thoughts on “Sycamore Hike ~ Walking Club Totals

  1. ellen, that is just excellent. I’m so looking forward to some hiking. You are right to do it this time of year when the spring flowers are at their best. I loved the purple ones.

    Fantastic step total. . you are awesome.

  2. Ellen this was such a pretty post with all the collages of blooms. It looked surprisingly chilly. But then you are so near the ocean and it was early.

    Good work faithful walker.

  3. That probably is a parrot. When we lived in Long Beach, we’re in Murrieta now, there were lots of feral parrots. Some people didn’t like them, but I loved them. I’ve heard of wild bunches of parrots all over L.A. and Orange counties.

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