First Hike of 2015!

Rattlesnake trail to the top of East Camino Cielo. 4,500 total elevation. A great start to the new year!

Cool rock formations.

Cool rock formations.

Snow and green grass.

Snow and green grass.

snow near the top. It was COLD!

snow near the top. It was COLD!

Happy New Year from the top. Santa Ynez Mountains in the background.

Happy New Year from the top. Santa Ynez Mountains in the background.

 

An amazingly clear day

An amazingly clear day

leftover homemade pizza for lunch! MMM MMM

leftover homemade pizza for lunch!

 

On the way back down the trail I had the good fortune of seeing a bobcat! At first I thought it was a rock in the trail but when it turned and looked at me I quickly realized that rocks don’t move. Unfortunately it was in the shade so I was unable to get a picture. It sat in the trail and starred at me for a long time before darting up the slope. Maybe it knew I was looking for a sunny spot to eat my pizza.

Further down the trail I came upon a hang glider that had recently crashed into the side of the mountain. Fortunately he was ok.

The white spot is the hang glider. ouch!

The white spot is the hang glider. ouch!

It was a great day to be out!

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