Another Wildflower Hike
Friday I went with a different hiking group, San Jose Midweek, back to another section of Santa Teresa park where the wildflowers are really beautiful. We worked our way over the hills from the Santa Teresa side to the Almaden Valley side, descending the rocky but scenic Stiles Ranch trail, then returned on a different trail to make a loop. It was a longer hike for me, about 7 1/2 miles, without about 1300 feet elevation gain. I again rode my recumbent to and from the start. So this was a total of about four and a half hours of exercise. I was tired afterward, but it was worth it for the scenery and the flowers.