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This is a collection of my blog entries about hiking
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2020/08/08 Hike Around Alpine Road/Skyline To Mindego Lake
π 2020-08-08 01:01 in Hiking
The fires gave an eery sky where a marine layer kept the smoke above us, so the air was breathable, but it lookd quite bad, mars like:



air was ok enough
air was ok enough

not the best view though
not the best view though


looked a bit better on the under tree shade
looked a bit better on the under tree shade


and not as much as soon as we got sunlight
and not as much as soon as we got sunlight


I found this in a hole, looks like some kind of eggs that got eaten by a predator:


quails
quails

Some of the access was supposedly closed:



interstellar anyone?
interstellar anyone?


Back under some trees:



We found an old half abandoned small cluster of houses that was apparently off limits. I'm not sure if that was fully legal, or just trying to scare people away:





from there, we got back to a trail entrance
from there, we got back to a trail entrance








Eventually we got to Mindego Lake for lunch. It was behind a couple of closed fences and next to a lot of cow "droppings":








We then went to the Mindego Hill loop, which was supposed to have great views, but obviously not so much:

ooops
ooops



It was then time to get back to the crowded parking lot where we left the car :) on the way down pagemill, found lots of turkeys:





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