Thursday, September 3, 2009

Lucy Evans Center Loop - Sept 2, 2009

This evening I hiked the loop starting from the Lucy Evans Interpretive Center parking lot. I hiked northwest-ish along the bay, around the Palo Alto airport and golf course, and then across on Geng, and down Embarcadero, past the duck pond -- and back to the Lucy Evans parking lot where I started. I'm guessing this loop may have been between 3 and 4 miles in length. It took me an hour and 20 minutes to complete.

Along the way back, I saw a beautiful pheasant pecking at something on the side of the road (the first one I've seen alive, and not stuffed in a museum); three white egrets; and many ducks, Canada geese, and other birds too numerous to count. There was a nice sunset to the west, and a moon rising in the east as I finished this walk.

As stated previously, I will miss these long summer days, that make these evening walks possible.

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