We’ve been getting some good hikes in the last few weeks. It’s great training for harvest, probably the best thing we can do in fact. Calero County Park has been the destination for most of our hikes.
There are a total of about 40 miles of trails in the park and the connected open space preserve. Mostly during the wee we’ll do smaller hikes of 3 to 5 miles. There has been a lot of wildlife we’ve seen on the trail this year. We’ve seen deer, including a fawn less than a week old, bobcats, turkey, rattlesnakes,wood rats, coyote, rabbits, skunks, skates, and all kinds of lizards and moles.
Birds are a regular site too, with red tail hawks and turkey vultures like the one below the most common. We’ve seen egrets and lots of different small birds. No pigs though this year. We see signs of them but have not seen them live yet.
Last weekend we did a very long hike. 9.5 miles in just over 4 hours. We went through all parts of the park including a climb to Bald Peak, the highestpoint in the park. We’ll be back a few more times before harvest for sure.