Monday, May 1, 2017

New Hike #2 - Sycamore Grove Park, Livermore

A week ago Saturday, Nevada and I drove up to Livermore for a vertical tasting at one of the wineries she belongs to, Cuda Ridge.  We went early in order to walk at a park that we've driven by several times.  Sycamore Grove Park.

It was a nice flat trail, actually several trails.  We took the winery loop, of course.  We were in a time crunch and so walked for about 20 minutes, I'm guessing about a mile.  We had hoped that the loop would take us back to the beginning, which it would have, but we didn't get far enough to actually loop.  We got as far as the winery ruins.

This is a picture, from a placard along the trail, of what it used to look like.

And this is what it looks like today.

We saw a lot of ground squirrels while walking and even some wild turkeys, but the most exciting thing we saw was a rattlesnake (probably hunting the ground squirrels).  Unfortunately, I didn't get my camera out in time to take a picture -- actually it took me a long time to even realize what it was.

A very nice walk that I'd definitely be up for again.

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