Friday, November 13, 2009
Today, we went out to Ft. Cronkite. This area has a lot of options, because you have rodeo beach, and you also have trails that go up to the headlands area. We decided to hit the trails and we did a big loop (almost 2 hrs). The first half was all uphill until, we got to the radar station and then we dropped down to coastal trail and eventually to the miwok trail. The views are absolutely amazing and it was a crystal clear day. This is the first time I took the dogs out on these trails and they loved it...there's a lot of good things to sniff, but there are also a lot of coyotes in this area, so you need to keep your eyes open. I also found out there are a lot of ticks in that broom brush. Most of them I could flick off the dogs, but I had to pull out the tweezers to get a few of them. Poor Turbie got one in her ear and another one on her bottom. I even got bit by one on my neck...those things are nasty! On the way back to the parking lot, we walked along the beach a bit, cuz the dogs love running in the sand. They were a bit tuckered out, when we got back to the truck.