First off, we didn't even know where it exactly was...I just knew the round about area where to locate it. After only one wrong turn we found it! Woohoo! We were so excited! Our dogs even seemed like they were excited to be out in the fresh air. The sun was just starting to peek through and it was now around 11am. We climbed out of the car and found the entrance to the trail, just as we were walking through we asked a small family if they hiked the area often, they did, and so they let us know to take the "Sissy Trail" since we were first timers. We were for sure sticking to that advice! We didn't want to strain ourselves too much since we are not in the best hiking shape.
Our hike was going along really well until we noticed that the sun was completely out and we still had sweat shirts on... off the with those layers. We enjoyed the wide trail and the wildlife around us. There were the green rolling hills; cows grazing near by; birds chirping and singing along the way; lots and lots of horse poop; and a wonderful ocean breeze that was able to help us stay cool as we warmed up hiking the steepness of the trail.
As we got further and further in to the hike we would pause to take a moment and reflect on if we had the energy to get back from the point we were currantly at. We concluded that we should continue since we had gone that far and that we didn't want to leave disappointing ourselves. We wanted to see the ocean view that everyone talks about at the end of this hike!
Well, we got to the end! It took us about an hour and a half to hike 2.8 miles of the 5 mile trail and boy was the view worth it!!! We sat down at the top of one of the hills that over looked the ocean and marvelled at how beautiful the sight was. Here are some of the views we saw out there!
|Looking south while hiking the trail...almost to the end...we can see our goal!|
|We reached our goal! Looking north!|
|The small beach is actually the end of the trail... but that was another 2 miles or so|
|The point we were there... ha ha ha... Point Sal|