My last hike was a quicky. I drove over to Half Moon Bay for a short 2 miler over at Burleigh Murray Ranch State Park. So very easy to get to as well.
This is an easy fire road hike. It it pretty flat and there were a couple of people out walking their dogs. On the way up to the barn I saw a few bunnies and a little fox. He was super confused about why I was walking up to him. Of course I couldn’t get a photo. The day was really nice. About 60 degrees and the fog was just burning off.
The prescribed hike dumps you off at an old dairy barn. It’s pretty cool. As you can see there are a few picnic tables around so that you can have a rest and something to eat. It was pretty quiet around this park however it is right beside a shooting range. There was nothing happening when I was out, I don’t know their hours. I doubt I’d want to hang out if the range was open. On a Sunday morning though it was nice.
I opted to extend my hike a bit past this old cabin. It had tree growing through it or over it. I couldn’t decide. My camera generally picks up pretty vibrant colours but this one was washed out compared to the brightness of the red tree. I blame it on the fog. I’m too lazy to colour correct hiking photos
Past the cabin the trail was unkept. I stopped taking photos because I had to really pay attention. I did roll my ankle but it was okay, more of a scare. The trail got plenty worse and very overgrown with thistles. I went .75 miles in and had to turn around because the damp thistles were really hurting my exposed legs. Damn capris. I did plan for a pretty easy fire road hike so it was a bit unexpected. I would have gone quite a bit farther but I came to an impasse when the trail 90% disappeared and I didn’t want to get anymore scratches. So I went 3.5 miles which is fine. It’s a super easy park and walk. I’ll probably be back to see where that trail goes!