Look Up

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The Weekly Photo Challenge:  Look Up

I consider myself very lucky.  I love the outdoors and have so many great places to hike here in Northern California.  But, sometimes, I catch my “Engineer Brain” focusing on how many miles I’ve hiked, or which trail to explore on the map.

Occasionally, I catch myself doing too much of this…

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When, I should….well, look up.

I completed my 30th hike of the 52 Hike Challenge (see, there is my Engineer brain…LOL!) this past Sunday at California’s first state park.  Located only a little over an hour from San Jose/Silicon Valley, Big Basin Redwoods State Park is located in the heart of Redwood Country.  It is known for big trees.  Really big trees!

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Coast Redwoods make their home in many parts of the mountains that surround San Jose/Silicon Valley.  I find it to be interesting that a place that focuses so much on the future is surrounded by Coast Redwoods that are anchored in the past.  I think that it is a good balance.  If you are ever out this way on business or vacation, I strongly urge to take some time to visit Big Basin Redwoods State Park or, Henry Cowell Redwoods Sate Park and….look up.

So, where are you hiking this weekend?

If you’re looking for me, I’m over the hill.

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Look Up

  1. Congratulations on your 30th hike! That is quite a milestone and about halfway into the 52 HIke Challenge. I’m sure you don’t wear your Engineer Brain all the time. You had it in you to stop, appreciate nature and snap a few lovely photos…though you weren’t pointing up 🙂 When I go on hikes, sometimes I like to keep looking straight – that’s the determined person in me. Keep going, don’t get distracted, keep going until you reach the finish line. There really is nothing wrong with slowing down and looking around 😀

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