Tuesday, January 5, 2016

First Hike of 2016 - A Rainy Day Hike on the Coon Creek Trail

So today, I had the day off. I decided to go out and do my first hike of this New Year 2016. I decided to hike the Coon Creek Trail, which is a favorite of mine. It is not too far from home, but is also a trail I spent a good part of Summer 1976 on as a member of the United States Youth Conservation Corps [Y.C.C., forerunner of the California Conservation Corps]. We maintained the trail and built several foot bridges over the creek before they were washed away by an El Nino' in 1995.

It was raining on and off during today's hike, and at one point I had to shelter up under some Oaks when a big squall passed over. Once I reached the end of the trail I used a 5X7 tarp to set up a hasty shelter and make something hot to eat. It was a great outing!

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