Down the road, over the hill- a hiking we will go
California hiking trails
The wonder of nature and healthy living
After reading 10 easy-to-plan Staycations to Adventure I began remembering how much my husband and I enjoy a day away without having to pay ( an arm and a leg). It really got my adventure juices to flowing and I am ready to take to the hills or anywhere away from home.
Gary and I both love to hike and bike so a few years ago Gary found a local hiking club in the neighboring town. They plan a hike at least once a month and more often as weather permits. The trails are usually within fifty to seventy miles and range from areas near or beside the ocean to hills covered with forest or seasonal beauty.
During the past year I have had knee problems that finally resulted in surgery a few months ago. I have been advised to switch to riding my bike instead of walking or hiking.I love bike riding so that is a great idea!
We live in a town that has some pretty nice walking/biking trails but recently I had the idea to load our bikes on the car and drive to small country towns and then ride the bikes and explore different places. We both enjoy small towns with antique shops and unique cafes so that is what we are planning to do until the winter rains begin.
University of California, Davis has a beautiful path that winds around through the college, beside a stream and there are many native plants with names of each visible as your wonder along. I imagine most towns have bike paths along the roads if not separate paths for our use. I can hardly wait until next week when we plan to begin these adventures!
The regional parks all welcome the ones of us who love to be outside enjoying nature.