Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Blue Ridge Loop Trail

On February 3rd, Geno, Dick , Don , Bob and I hiked the 5-mile Blue Ridge Loop Trail overlooking Lake Berryessa. It was another warm winter day, great for outdoor activity, but horrendous for the California due to the lack rain and the threat of a third consecutive drought year. Traveling counterclockwise, we climbed to the top of Blue Ridge and hiked along the ridgeline at about 1,300 thru 1,500 feet elevation enjoying great views of the valley and Lake Berryessa. We then descended into Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve and hiked the thick woodlands along Cold Creek back to the start. Normally the creek crossings would be a challenge according to Geno, but this year, the creek was dry. It was a great way to spend the day. This hike was listed in Dick’s “60 Hikes within 60 miles” of Sacramento. Something we’ve been doing this winter is hikes within the region closer to home. Use the link below to see all the pictures.
Link to Photo Album: Cold Canyon Hike

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