Friday, November 13, 2009

Ft. Cronkite

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.


  1. Hi Cindy - sounds like you had a brilliant time. John & I will be staying in Walnut Creek from Wednesday (unfortunately we'll be leaving Radar at home!)...please keep the weather fine for us. We're meeting Rod on Sunday - perhaps we'll be able to catch up with you too.

    On the subject of ticks - we get loads of them in the New Forest so have got quite expert in removing them! Have you tried either garlic oil or Neem oil - all you do is spray the tick & it detaches itself & just drops off?! Juliet

  2. Cindy,
    Great view. This morning, after a weekend in the fields and hills, I woke up and found a tick stuck quite deeply in the inner part of my left elbow. Pulled a few of the little bastards off the dogs yesterday.
    Juliet, I'll try the garlic oil.

  3. Juliet, let me know if you and John are doing the Pt. Pinole walk on Sunday and I'll be sure to show up. I wish Radar could join us!

  4. Hi Cindy - don't think we'll be able to make the Sunday walk as we're going to watch the field trials with Rod but will let you know.
    I'm going to miss Radar loads but I'm sure he'll have a great time as he's staying with his best friend Indy!

  5. Beautiful view! Love reading about all the places you take your dogs.

  6. Hi Juliet...sorry I'll miss you guys, but the field trials will be fun to watch.