Autumn is here! Autumn is here! The leaves are turning colours.
I can hear my camera whispering and itching to capture this short yet dramatic season. I packed my new OMD EM5 and Jessica packed her new iPhone 5S. We both had to pull out some sort of sporty shoes deep inside the closet (mine was even dusty) because we are hiking in the mountains this time.
I don’t like hiking in the woods let along choosing a trail voluntarily for a weekend past time. EXCEPT I would hike the Grassi Lake Trail over and over again. Here’s why and thank you once again Mr. Lawrence Grassi:
2. It’s short and sweet! Total distance both way is about 3.5km, with approximately 165m elevation gain. Most people can finish the trail in 2 hours.
3. It has two seperate trail paths, one easy (wide open path with trees shedding all along the way) and one more difficult (engaging course with ever changing view into the river valley). Hike up one way and climb down the other. Never a dull moment!
4. It’s payout is early and turquoise breath-taking. Crystal clear water, various depths reflecting 50 shades of blue and green in both lakes on top of the trail.
5. It has history and mystery. The most famous one is “Medicine Man” pictograph by the Hopi people, a drawing over 1000 years old.