Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A little slice of paradise

WOW! This place I live in amazes me more everyday. The Bay Area is packed full of wonderful sights to see. We have Beaches, hiking, great restaurants and a plethora of things to. But sometime I don't want to go to the beach on an 85 degree day and deal with crowds, I don't want to go to San Francisco and deal with mad traffic, and Tahoe is to far for a day trip.

Well the Santa Cruz Mountains never fail. I went onto a wonderful site Bay Area Hiker I use this site regularly when I am searching for a decent place to hike. So while deciding on a hike in the city, in the mountains or near the beach I stumbled across this hike at Loch Lomond Lake near a town called Felton,Ca in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

OMG!! I had know idea this gem of place even existed. It was like a mini Seirra Getaway and only 45 mins from our home. We followed the signs to the Recreation Area and it took us through a narrow road with small cottage and cabins dotted all along the road. The roda was only slightly wide enough for one car to drive through. We paid our $4 to enter the park and decided to park down by the boat rentals, because our goal was to take a hike and then rent an electric row boat after.

We could only hike 1 mile into our trail, there was a wasps nest so the trail was closed. We decided to turn around and head back to rent our little boat. We rented the boat for two hours and it was ONLY $20. I must say that this was the best two hours ever!!! I had packed my Camel pack with a small lunch and after we set out on our way we settled in for a nice lunch and some bird watching. Here are a few pictures of the beautiful day we had.

This our view on out little boat

This was a Blue Heron, see was keeping a watchful eye on her baby who we were lucky enough to watch fly out of some tall grass

It truly was a wonderful day. I am so happy to have stumbled upon this place. Now off to get alittle stitching done. My due date for an exchange piece is looming ever so close. I hope you all have a great day!!!


  1. Wonderful photos. That looks like a place I would like!I know what you mean about San Francisco and traffic. Every time we go over to Seattle , I come home exhausted!

  2. Looks like a beautiful place to visit! :)

  3. Oh! When we look at the Bay Area, we'll check out that site for info. Looks gorgeous and so glad you had a great time! (We just LOVE the Sierras!)

  4. Thank you for the great information, Natasha! I'm planning a vacation in that area and was looking for hiking trails. What perfect timing!

  5. That looks like an awesome and beautiful place to hike. Glad you were still able to find time to stitch.

  6. Such an awesome and beatiful place to hike! Glad you were able to find some time to stitch too.


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