Trails Challenge 2014 Diary: Lake Chabot Regional Park & Coyote Hills

PART 1:  Lake Chabot Regional Park

Date:  01-27-2014
Distance Completed:  10 miles
Trail Condition:  Excellent
Distraction from Hiking:  WATER - The obvious effect of the California drought was the lake's low water level.

According to our trail map, Lake Chabot offers over 20 miles of hiking trails, which connect to the additional 70 miles of trails in adjoining Anthony Chabot Regional Park. The path around the lake is about 12 miles.


Everything on the earth bristled, the bramble
pricked and the green thread
nibbled away, the petal fell, falling
until the only flower was the falling itself.
Water is another matter,
has no direction but its own bright grace,
runs through all imaginable colors,
takes limpid lessons
from stone,
and in those functionings plays out
the unrealized ambitions of the foam.



Date:  02/23/14
Distance Completed:  12 Miles
Trail Condition: Good
Distraction from Hiking:  Dried Creek and Marshes
Date:  03/01/14
Distance Completed: 7 miles
Trail Condition:  After a couple days of rain, the trail was a bit wet,  a little water on the marshes
Distraction from Hiking: Nectar Garden,

Date:  03-09-2014
Distance Completed:  6 miles
Trail Condition: Good
Distraction from Hiking:  BIRDS

Date:  03-13-2014
Distance Completed: 3 miles
Distraction from Hiking (Beautiful or Otherwise):  Beautiful Birds Abound, Spring Flowers, Marshes still very dry.

 NOTE:  All photos by the author


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