Hike in Almaden Quicksilver Park
March 6th, 2011
So far we’re 2-for-2 with our goal to hike as many Saturdays as possible! We went down to San Jose on Sat. 3/5 to meet up with Jessie to explore Almaden Quicksilver Park which isn’t too far from her place. The total hike was 3 miles and although we could have kept going we had to leave it at 3 miles because Jess had to work that afternoon. We all really enjoyed exploring the small corner of the park we saw and are definitely excited about returning to check out more.
And we’re off! Me, Jess and Lola hitting the trail
Jess and Lola checking out the creek
Kevin got this great shot of the creek
Me and Lola hanging out
The Buena Vista Trail
Jess, Kevin and Lola on the Buena Vista Trail
This led us to the end of our hike: The Buena Vista mining site. We had a good time exploring the remains of this mining site.
Some of the remains of the site, old concrete structures with massive bolts left behind
Creepy look at the long way down the brick wall
Kevin went exploring a little farther as me and Jess took a break and he got this shot of us from the hill across the valley
Then I got this shot of Kevin as he was jumping off the 8 foot brick wall. Pretty cool!
Here is it zoomed in
Pretty manzanita trees
Berries and blue sky