Camino Training Hikes

Salamanders, Squirrels, & Some Silliness

November 24, 2014

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more
George Gordon Byron

Company: Matt
Route: Annadel State Park, Sonoma Valley 
(Lawndale/Redwood Springs/Schultz Loop)
Distance: 11.5 miles (18.5 kilometers)
Elevation Gain: 1265 feet (385.6 meters)
Time: 4 hours, 40 minutes.
Weather: High 60s (F) to low 70s (F)
Shoes: Brooks Cascadia 9, size 11 (The “Right” Shoe)
Socks: New WrightSock Coolmesh II size medium, short crew X 2. 

Notes: Sore left instep, hallux pain in both toes, right hip pain. Basically more pain than I’ve had in a long while. Need gel inserts.

Getting to Annadel Park in Sonoma…

We stopped at one of my favorite bakeries, Basque Café on the square in Sonoma…

 Morning light…

On the trail…

Some pretty views…

Annadel Green Street

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  • Camino Nev November 25, 2014 at 01:12

    Glad you had a great walk Elissa, no matter how difficult it must have been (as you mentioned).
    Wonderful photos!

    • Sometimes She Travels November 25, 2014 at 04:55

      Thanks Nev! It wasn’t all that difficult, just more painful than I am accustomed to.

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