Yesterday the BF requested we take a hike today and I’m not one to turn down a walk in the woods–especially when it’s usually me pushing him to hike with me. He wanted to revisit a waterfall we hiked to a few months ago, variously called Shingle Falls, Fairy Falls, and Beale Falls. So off we went.
It’s a great little hike, about 6 miles through the foothills north of Sacramento. It was another gorgeous day–blue sky, not a cloud to be seen, 70 degrees (that’s about 20 C). The falls were pretty weak given the lack of rain and everything was really brown, dry, and crackly. Still lovely, but we really need some rain. A lot of it, and soon, as we are at risk of wildfire if this keeps up.
One strange thing was that because it is hunting season and the hike is in a huge wildlife area which allows hunting and has a rifle range, at the parking lot end of the hike we heard a lot of gunfire.
I was a little nervous about my foot because of the sporadic pain I’ve had. I felt a little tension between miles 2 and 3 but no pain and it eased up after that. Very relieved!
Anyway, have a few more pictures of this gorgeous place:
Hiking: 5.9 miles
In search of my TDEE