Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sunol Regional Wilderness

My neighbor across the street, Jana, is home for spring break. She called me yesterday at 8:30 in the morning and wanted to know if she and her doggies could join me and Boomer if we were going hiking. Heck ya, I could go for a hike AND the company! I took them to Sunol for a six mile hike.

She has two dogs, Spike & Izzie. Spike is a Lab and Izzie was a rescue so they aren't positive what she is but part Lab sounds right. They were all over the hills at Sunol, definitely a lot more adventurous than Boomer. They loved the creek. Boomer of course didn't go in above his ankles!


This snake has red spots which you can see if you enlarge the photo. Anyone (RBR) know what he might be?


Boomer & Izzie rolled in so many poop piles. It was disgusting! So, what happens when little boys roll in poop? They get a bath with cold hose water in the front yard.
And this is the aftermath:


I just got back from a great 60 minute run with Christy along the Alameda Creek Trail. It's so nice to have her to talk to on my runs again. She doesn't go back to work for another month so hopefully we will be able to get a lot of running in between now and then.
Until later.............

12 comments:

Marcy said...

YIKES on the snake. It looks harmless enough . . .although so do coral snakes and those things will kill you HAHA

FoodsThatFit said...

So my husband did some research and it looks like it is the California Red-Sided Garter Snake. Check out this link:

http://www.californiaherps.com/snakes/images/tsinfernalissksr1108.jpg

I used to see rattlers when I was in Utah and they scared the crap out of me!!!

Southbay Girl said...

I HATE snakes-i would have freaked out! That is my big fear when I'm out trail running!

So happy you got a nice long hike in with your neighbor and that Boomer had pals to roll in shit with! How exciting!!

And a nice run! Woman you are hardcore!!!

When are we running together. Hell when will we meet!!

aron said...

omg snakes - eeeek!

that place looks awesome!!! how do you get there? my dogs would LOVE that... they love to splash around in water, especially emma the lab :)

yay that your running partner is back!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

What a treat!!

I think the snake looks cool. :-)

Missy said...

Boomer looks like the kid too young to play ball with the big kids, hahaha. What a beautiful day, sheesh. Perfect for hiking and some trail running, niceee.

RBR said...

Damn, FoodhthatFits beat me to it!

Yes, it looks like a California red-sided garter snake. It is the most common type of garter around here. I am not a huge snake fan, but I think garters have sweet faces.

Great run/hike! I want to get out on a trail. I am so sick of freaking work!

Nikemom said...

cool pics. looks like a great place to run. :D even with snakes.

Marci said...

I m soo scared of snakes! Glad your running partner is back!

Bong said...

Beautiful scenery, as always, except I'm soooo scared of snakes :-)

Oz Runner said...

cool pic of the snake...and love the one of the dogs in the water...it's much colder here right now...

Stephanie said...

Did this snake look at you??? How daring you were so close.

Merlin would have loved this creek. He can't swim yet, hopefully he'll learn it this summer.

Wonderful pics!