I’m getting unmotivated for hikes. It rained yesterday in the early morning so tennis was cancelled. I didn’t know that until I hung out for a bit on an empty court. So I was dressed and I didn’t want to go anywhere near the coast or places with pumpkin patches. I settled on Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge which is just across the Dumbarton bridge (the one right below the San Mateo Bridge).
It was written as an easy 6 miler, all along trails through the marshlands. Did you remember the part where I said it rained? I obviously didn’t. I took my shoe photo when it was still cute and fun mud. Then it got slippery, then it threatened to take my whole shoe and foot complete with sinkholes. So I turned back not willing to sink into the bay for some mileage.
Obviously a lot of the inland stuff was kind of dry and manageable but I felt defeated. I didn’t want to do much and I was just having a rough day. There was mental soul searching going on and I didn’t like where it was going. Hah! Anyway, I headed back to the hill to where the dog walkers and families were.
I don’t know if it is generally this empty, it’s a free park. Coyote Hills is down the road and they have a parking fee (and a lot more picnic room). I’ll definitely go back to try the 6 miles as soon as things dry out. The views were pretty, but it’s kind of noisy so I had to use both my earbuds.