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Day 434 - Anderson Marsh State Historic Park

Saturday, February 06, 2016



We took a hike this afternoon at Anderson Marsh State Historic Park, which is just a few miles from home, in nearby Lower Lake, California. It was a beautiful day, about 65F, and it was perfect for hiking. Here's a link with more information on the park:

www.andersonmarsh.org/

It was a great day for a hike. Along the way we saw some gorgeous manzanita that was just starting to flower. The red bark of these small trees/large shrubs is nothing short of amazing!

We hiked about 6.5 miles. By the end we were pretty worn out, but it was worth it. What a great way to connect with nature and with each other. Good conversation, too.

To end our amazing day, we came home to a gorgeous sunset, the first we've seen in 2016!


What a treat to have such a great experience on the first weekend of February. To top it off, I finally stopped by our local library this morning and got my library card! Now I feel truly to be a resident of Clearlake! (Our town library when I was a kid in Peru, Indiana, was a "Carnegie Library" about 4 blocks from our house. I loved going there on the weekend to get a book or three to read. I look forward to getting back into that habit!)

Yes, today was a perfect day! I hope yours was equally awesome!

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  • JEANKNEE
    Wonderful way to spend a gorgeous day. I find manzanita to be quite beautiful too.
    1846 days ago
  • CHERALA
    Your hike sounds wonderful. WooHoo for the Library card! Nothing quite says "this is my library, the one my taxes support" than having and using a library card.
    1846 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    Beautiful sunset picture. Great way to end a great day! Exercise, communing with nature, and a sunset also! Sounds like a great day!
    1847 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    What a beautiful day!!! Thank you for sharing the pics and the thoughts!! It is about 25 degrees here, so enjoy your hot day!
    1847 days ago
  • no profile photo JEANNETTE59
    Well done and just what you needed after feeling a bit wrung out at the end of the week. The photos are beautiful and I loved the link you provided.

    It always makes me happy when habitat and wildlife are being protected. The information on the Native American inhabitants was also encouraging. In the future, I hope you and Steve will spend many happy hours there.

    emoticon enjoy using your new library card!

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    1847 days ago
  • BE-THE-CHANGE
    Sounds like a wonderful day!
    1847 days ago
  • no profile photo CD15118206
    Beautiful!!!
    1847 days ago
  • MEWHENRYSMAMA
    What amazing pictures and that sunset is beyond words...and it was right outside your windows! Awesome! All that and a library card...what a great day!
    Steve, I truly hope you didn't mind my tagging you the video on Facebook today...it was just so amazing! I promise I will not make a habit of it!
    Hugs,
    Mary
    1847 days ago
  • FITNIK2020
    Your day looks amazing. What a gorgeous scene and sunset. I am s big fan of trees. Never have seen these before.
    1847 days ago
  • HDEGMD
    Loved the pic's and blog..and red bark?? that's a first, looks interesting. Temp seems perfect at 65 for a hike. Sounds like you enjoyed yourselves.

    I use to take grandkids to library all the time for story time. I would always take a book out, after just wandering around waiting on them. Our library .. the new one..over looks a lake, and there is a walking trail all around it. Mmmmm given me ideas.. Thanks Steve.
    1847 days ago
  • STACIANNE823
    Beautiful pictures. My grandfather lived in Clearlake. Walks in nature always make me feel invigorated yet calm.
    1847 days ago
  • BHARRISONO
    Wish I were there to enjoy the beautiful scenery and precious sunset.With a foot of snow on the ground I miss my walks.
    1847 days ago
  • MLIEN913
    Such a beautiful location. You've given me inspiration.
    1847 days ago
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