Thursday, August 6, 2009


Tuesday night we drove over to the other side and hiked up a mountain behind the Russian Orthodox Cemetery.   Someone will have to tell me the name of the trail--I'm not sure what it is called.

It was getting cloudy by then and the wind had picked up quite a bit.

The trail was pretty steep (for us, anyway!), muddy and slippery in places.   I could definitely tell that my muscles were getting a little bit of a workout. 

Looking back toward town.

I love all of the houses dotting the hills.

We hiked a good way up but not all the way to the top.   What a view even from this vantage point, though!

Coming down was not so easy on the steep incline.  Luckily, neither of us took a tumble!

When we got back an hour later, the eagle was still sitting in the cemetery.  Or maybe it was another one who chose the same spot.   :)

Despite our best intentions, we haven't been out since Tuesday.   I thought about walking to work again yesterday but had a lunch engagement and knew I wouldn't have time to walk both ways in the AM without wasting a lot of work time.   We tarried quite awhile at lunch so then I was feeling guilty and needed to get to the office.  And the weather has not been all that fabulous the last two days.  Those are my excuses and I am sticking to them. 


Alaska Steve said...

I think you were hiking up Mount Newhall. The trail doesn't really go all the way to the top - there is an easier way up on the backside, I believe. Great pictures!

Cath said...

Beautiful ! Beautiful ! Beautiful !

Lauri said...

Wow, Jane, awesome is so pretty from so many different angles up here...takes your breath away!

cookie dough said...

Great pics! I haven't done Newhall since Jr was in 4th grade --Mary Downs' class. It was terribly foggy that day so I couldn't see anythuing.

Bubbe said...

NICE! 4 more days!! :)

Betty said...

Take the Kardons with you next time! Loved the scenery as always.