Concord & Walnut Creek, California
Hi, my name is Kate and I'm three years old.
Dad tells everyone I'm a
Blonde Retriever, but mom says I'm her Golden Girl!
We go hiking most mornings on
Its the BEST!!!
Max is my 12-year-old buddy. He's got arthritis, so he can't
chase me like he used to, but he really likes hiking too.
He's losing his voice, but I have a GREAT bark now and I'm not
afraid to use it. Just ask the neighbors!
This is the tallest hill (+400 feet above our street) in the Lime
Ridge Open Space.
We hike to the top of this
and all of the hills in a big loop.
That is a friend & her mom near the lower left fire road.
The tallest hill is on the left, the rocky hill on the right is
nearly as tall, and the old quarry
is cut into the hill in the foreground.
Hmmm... what's that on the tree trunk
at the bottom of the ravine?
Flowers in spring
Many beautiful oak trees...
Interesting weed. Looks DANGEROUS!
Wow! Look at the new rock Maze at
Lime Ridge is crawling with CRITTERS! And where there are
critters, these is critter POO! My FAVORITE!!!
one of these rascals out of his hole one morning by just the tip of
his tail. Man, that chipmunk was EXCITED!
I thrashed him around a bit, but dad made me drop
it. I was SO EXCITED, that I chased a cow a few minutes
later and got in trouble with the ranger.
STUPID cow! Dad
says I'm the Great Blonde Hunter!
Lots of BIG birds ...
Raptors of Lime Ridge
Did I mention that I like to play in the ponds with the
When dad and the coyotes start HOWLING
at each other, Max and I get REALLY scared...
The view from the 1st bench on the Lime Ridge Trail (single track)
in the Lime Ridge Wildlife Preserve.
The hills of the Lime Ridge Open Space are across Ygnacio Valley
Road in the distance.
Panorama view from near the top of the Lime Ridge Trail
Another Panorama taken on
March 13, 2007.
© 2005 - 2007 Mike Chaplin <catfish
at endorphin-express dot com>
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