I decided on another close hike and my phone was on the fritz. Figures. I got there fine (that’s a new one) however, trails here are not really marked and there are no trail head signs. So, in usual Shannon fashion, I went the wrong way. Well, not really the wrong way, but I didn’t want to hike up an unshaded big hill. It was called Vista Peak I think. It was high. My heart was pumping.

It was very pretty and really green on this side. I just decided to go with it and keep on moving. I didn’t really want to go up the hill, but that is where the trail was winding. It was a bit chilly and I’m not really used to that. I’m going to invest in a new jacket I think.

I finally found a trail marker, go me! So I followed it and wandered up the huge hill. Until the cows. The evil wild cows. Yes, they were wild. And evil. Very evil.

I forgot my camera so this is all from my phone, sorry about that. They look farther away than they were. I approached but they were blocking the path. And then started getting all grunty and cranky and giving the evil eye. I backed down and decided to try the other path on the marker. Got about a quarter mile in and guess what? More evil cows. That was the end of this side of the stupid park. I watched another guy do the same thing. They truly were evil.

It sure was pretty. And then I found the trails I was kind of trying to get to on the other side of the parking lot. Oops. Anyway, the other half which I think was Dry Creek was just more shaded and a better trails. There were still some steep bits but at least there was shade.

I really liked this side but the trails had a lot of forks and were not really marked. I circled back on myself and picked my way to what I thought was the same trail. Pet peeve, no coloured markers and no mileage on the trailheads (I barely found any I’d consider a trailhead) or signs. I mean, seriously people. Mark the freaking trails. However, the views were really nice and the people on the trails were friendly. There were a whole bunch of groups of bird watchers. They were annoying pretty much being in the way and not yielding to me, who was uh, moving. I had to ask people to move more than once. But that’s okay.