Hike-a-week, week 5

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This hike was actually quite a while ago, but I’m just getting around to posting it.  On our last full day on vacation, we decided to drive to Point Reyes.  I felt bad that I had lived so close for four years and never seen it.  Well, now I know why.  It takes forever to drive out there.  It’s pretty, but at home it’s really not possible for me to drive much more than 45 miles or so before I’m forced to be heading home again, it was more than a touch overwhelming.

We didn’t necessarily set out to do a hike, but we arrived at the lighthouse just in time to head down the steps before they closed the gates.  Heading down some steps might not seem like a “hike” per se, but maybe a picture from the top will be more convincing.

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The sign at the top said that the hike down (yes, all on stairs) was equivalent to a 30-story building.  (And of course, what goes down must come up.  Or something.)  I don’t know if that’s quite true, but it was definitely (1) out in nature, (2) walking, and (3) more than a bit strenuous.  So we’ll call it a hike.

After we came up, we did a couple of shorter hikes / walks on actual trails (but way easier, quite frankly).  When we were done, we drove and drove and drove and drove and drove and drove and drove and drove… to get out of there.  How is it even possible to drive so far?

Oh, and on the way out we saw turkey vultures — turkey vultures! – just sitting perched on fence posts, looking creepy as hell.  Seriously.  These things look like demons.

 

 

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