18 de marzo de 2024

Second Hike-Dry Creek

My second hike was a riparian habitat called Dry Creek. The meandering creek runs through East La Loma Park in Modesto CA. The weather was 70s and sunny, no wind. I started in the East La Loma parking lot and started my hike along the creek. It is truly a picturesque natural area that offers a serene escape, right in my hometown. Fun fact the park spans over 125 acres! The trail winds through the park, providing opportunities for hiking, jogging, and wildlife viewing (there was ALOT of people that day). The creek itself is a focal point, but the park is also home to a variety of wildlife, including birds, squirrels, and plenty of plant life. The California ground squirrels in particular were out and about (I saw about 10-15 individuals!). The park also includes the remains of an old homestead, providing a glimpse into the area's past.

Publicado el marzo 18, 2024 01:52 MAÑANA por gdiversityoraha gdiversityoraha | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

26 de febrero de 2024

First Hike-Hopkins State Marine Reserve-Monterey Bay

My first hike was seacliffs in Monterey Bay. The weather was in the 60s and sunny. I started my hike by going towards Hopkins State Marine Reserve and walked the trail alongside it which goes through Andy Jacobson Park (most of my findings were there) and Berwick Park. My goal was to make it to lovers point for some tide pooling, however the tide is only starting to get low and the swell was actually higher than expected. The name of the trail I walked specifically is called the Monterey Bay Coastal trail (this eventually connects to the Monterey Peninsula Recreational trail which would lead to Lover's point). There were many harbor seals by the reserve laying out in the sun. There was not as much drift algae as expected when I hit Berwick park but there was plenty of dead California mussel shells washed up on the shore.

Publicado el febrero 26, 2024 06:23 TARDE por gdiversityoraha gdiversityoraha | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario