Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Outdoors Wednesday....Escondido Creek Style....

Here is a hiking trail we visited with our sons recently. The boys live quite a distance from us and sometimes we will meet halfway between our house and theirs. This is near Escondido, but midway to the coast. It is called the Escondido Creek and there are some nice hiking trails. The one we chose this day went pretty much straight up to the reservoir.
Of course, Lola being part fish, had to take a little swim before the hike got started.

There weren't a lot of wild flowers. By now, it is getting too dry and warm.

This is part way up. This is a water reservoir for the area. We sat by the rest stop and had a snack and a cool cup of water.

Aren't they a great looking group of hikers!

Taking in the view.

This is at the top. Straight out is the Pacific Ocean. It was such a beautiful view. The day was a bit cloudy which is typical June weather. We were happy for the cool weather. The hike was a bit difficult for me and the heat would have made it that much worse. I like walking a lot, and this was a great day, but the trail was quite rocky and I get nervous with a steep grade and a rocky trail. This view and the time with the boys and Anna was well worth it!
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Dee said...

Even Lola was smiling in the family picture. Looks like y'all had a great day on the trail.

LDH said...

And what a view it is... so worth the rather difficult climb, I'm sure. Such a wonderful way to spend time with your family.

Judy S. said...

Thanks for bringing back fun memories of Escondido. I sure miss the CA sunshine!

cherry said...

Happy 4th to you and yours.
hugs from Savannah, Cherry

colorchic said...

Looks like a fun day! Happy 4th! Thanks for visit Color Chic!

Mary said...

Beautiful scenery~ Love Lola :-)

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Looks like fun!!!
Happy 4th to you and your family Linda. We're off to Tenn. Friday. YAY

Loui♥ said...

Hi Linda..
Your hike looked so enjoyable..
especially with family..
the view made it all worthwhile!
Thanks for stopping by!
warm sandy hugs..

The Thrifty Designer said...

What a beautiful view! I took my kids to play in a creek today - something so pure about creeks and kids :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This looks like quite a rigerous hike but the view was so beautiful. Thanks for your wonderful photos.
Happy 4th of July!

Ott, A. said...

Thanks for stoppin' by for a Latte'. I'm glad you did as now I can check out your pictures as well. Very Beautiful pictures by the way. It looked like a very enjoyable day. Happy blogging!

Just Trying To Save Money said...

Looks like a lot of fun!! Makes me want to go hiking!! Have a great weekend!!

Blue Creek Home said...

That view in the last photo just about takes my breath away!!! That whole area is just beautiful.

What fun to meet family and get all that exercise too!


Maddy said...

It sounds like you had a great hike! Those are some great photos - the view looks great there!

Thanks for your comment on my blog! I love receiving comments!

I hope your day is sweet,

Kathleen said...

Looks like the hike was worth the effort with all that beautiful scenery around you! Thanks for visiting my OW post. Kathleen.