Friday, January 27, 2012 – Bear Mountain Rd, Pinos Altos
Frank was up for a hike, so we drove to the Pinos Altos Fire Department and walked north into the pine forest from there. Since he’s still a tenderfoot, we wanted to stay on roads and Bear Mountain Rd. is a good, nearby option. We quickly ran into someone Frank knows from Search and Rescue, Steve and his wife Sue (plus 2 white dogs). They told us of a trail that heads off from the road and is not as steep as the main road. They went ahead and we checked out a nearby side trail – to let them get a few minutes ahead of us.
This turned out to be a great opportunity for Frank to practice his tracking skills. We ‘followed’ them along the trail and through a lovely pine forest and past a few creeks for the dogs. Afterward we meandered through some of the side streets of Pinos Altos. It’s a neat little community with old, cool and/or funky sights. http://www.pinosaltos.org/
A Mexican lunch finished an enjoyable morning out with Team Ferrara.
3.47 miles / 2:10 hours
36 down / 64 to go
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