Sunday, November 6, 2011 – Arrastra Site to CD Trail
Maybe it was the wine last night, or the cold air, or the time change, or a well disguised hard hike, but both Mary Ann and I had to stop and catch our breath several times on this hike.
It was a beautifulCD trek through pine trees and canyons, but a lot of up and down hilling.
We went part of the time on the trail with cairns and part of the time on a dirt road. Cody was superb in obeying me when she started chasing a small javelina (which I was scared would be defended by several large javelina!) and came back when called. We also saw a large black dog that Cody greeted enthusiastically, but again, came back when called. We never did see who that dog belonged to. After reading the map of where we were, I realize we were in an area that had several private land holdings, so the dog probably thinks the CD trail is its’ backyard (rightly so!).
As usual, we had great conversation, solving many of the problems of the world, and enjoyed a brisk fall morning on the trail.
Some stats – 2.86 miles, averaging 2.6 mph. time: 2.75 hours
Cody is sleeping at my feet – priceless.
11 down / 89 to go