In order to keep myself motivated and to get out hiking more, I purchased a Santa Clara County annual pass. When I mentioned that I wanted to hike in all of the Santa Clara County parks where hiking makes sense, she mentioned to me the PixInParks challenge. That was enough to keep me moving.
Hiking with Scott on the weekend, it occurred to me that I could use this space to blog about the different trails and share some pictures.
Mount Madonna Tie Camp loop was my favourite hike so far. I was struck by how many different ecosystems we passed through. It is hard to believe that all these pictures were taken on the same trail.
Here is a map and the elevation profile (note that the numbers are in meters). The full hike distance was around 7.5km which we hiked in just over 2 hours.
We then left the Redwoods behind and continued along the trail to a clearing.
Which yet again opened up with another change in surrounding vegetation.
Overall, a very pleasant hike – about an hour’s drive south west from our home.