Bob and Rigamarole at Texas Canyon Rest Area, Arizona, September 30, 2017

Bob and Rigamarole at Texas Canyon Rest Area, Arizona, September 30, 2017
Bob and Rigamarole at Texas Canyon Rest Area, Arizona, September 30, 2017

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Day Tripper, Yeah! -- Sun., July 15

San Antonio, Texas:

Today's post has nothing to do with The Beatles, other than their songs playing in my head when I do stuff.

Our 10K (6.2 mi.) Volkswalk today took us through the entire Friedrich Wilderness Park. I think our feet tramped every trail. 




One of the oldest working windmills in Bexar (pronounced bear) County, Texas. There is a water tank at the bottom of it which provides water for wildlife.

A level section of trail.
Lots of juniper forests, smelled good.

Anyone know what kind of flower this is?

My new boots earned their keep today! I will need inserts to soften the blow across the balls of my feet. Other than that, they're lightweight and comfortable.



Our walk today was more in the category of a HIKE. We started out on paved trails. That didn't last long. The easy trails were in the first mile or two. From there, we went up, down, around, over rocks, over roots, through forest, on ridge tops. By the end of the hike we were aching for the car.

Up...
and up

By far the hardest section of trail!
 

So happy for ankle-high hiking boots.



Day trippers, yeah!
Humidity haze.
Ahhh, sit down and rest for a few minutes. Happy face.
Up, up, up.
Double click to enlarge trail map below...yeah, we've just about finished every trail in this park!
"It won't be long Yeah, yeah, Yeah, yeah, Yeah, yeah."
 

Norwegian Wood (NOT)
 

Almost back to the car. Yay! We've got a lot more hiking/walking to do to get in shape for Mesa Verde, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Mt. Rushmore, and the Black Hills. One more weekend before our trip. I see more Volkswalks in our immediate future.

Today's hike took us three hours. We high-tailed it back to the 5er for tuna fish sandwiches with avocado and a nice long rest.

A few miscellaneous photos from the past week:

Love the name of this place. (Hey Bob!)
Our favorite used book store.
Sunnie waiting to be washed.
Bob enjoying Mariners vs. Ranger baseball.
Bowie the laundry cat (not to be outdone by Sunnie)
Kitty snuggles.
Time for laundry (as soon as the sun goes down!). Might be a good night to enjoy the pool.

Enjoy your Sunday and the rest of the week.

Travel Bug out.

2 comments:

  1. You should have cooler weather for your upcoming hikes up north, but that elevation is a killer! If you're swinging into Custer State Park while visiting Mt. Rushmore (which I highly recommend!) make sure to take the Little Devil's Tower hike. I'll post about it so you can see why...best hike we've done so far! Can't wait to see your posts about Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Mesa Verde because we haven't been to those places yet and they're on our wish list.

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    1. Pam & Wayne,
      Thank you for re-posting your blog. The hike to Little Devil's Tower looks awesome, but a bit scary at the end climbing up that rock face. Obviously you made it down okay. LOL.

      I have been to Mesa Verde twice before: one time it snowed and we (my girlfriend and I) didn't have chains so we had to get off the mesa quick; the second time the park hadn't fully opened for the season so we (my mom, sister and I) could only take one tour of a cliff dwelling...we had to view the rest from the road overlooks. I'm looking forward to going in summer when everything is open! (Bob has never been to Mesa Verde.)

      Susan

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