Friday, June 1, 2012

Theme Day: Tranquility

I thought about the Huntington Gardens. I thought about my back porch. I even thought about my bed but a mockingbird has recently occupied our tree, so at the moment that doesn't fit the bill.

Nope. For tranquility I like to get above it all.

Our area has countless hiking trails. I don't have a favorite; each has its own merits. Some cross trickling streams in secret valleys. Some ramble along access roads hidden in the hills. Some soar atop the mountains above town, leaving you open to the sky. This time of year one wants shade, so unless you're an early riser, the Altadena Crest Trail between Eaton Canyon and Zane Grey Terrace is best saved for autumn. It's a decent stretch, sparsely traveled, and just the place to locate your tranquility when it gets lost.

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21 comments:

Bergson said...

A landscape to meditate

Brenda's Arizona said...

Tranquil works for me.

Marielle Kristine Ebao said...

Beautiful! I suddenly felt like heading to the woods upon seeing this!

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Kalei's Best Friend said...

I love this!... btw ignore my email.. i put in the wrong blog title!. and yes, having issues w/yours and altadenahiker's....

Brenda's Arizona said...

Altadena Crest Trail = 12 miles? Navigable yet or still a vision? Most interesting....

Jean Spitzer said...

I miss the hiking trails.

Petrea Burchard said...

!Good morning nice people. Yes, I like this theme. It's open to interpretation.

I don't know how many miles the trail covers, Brenda, but it has many interesting stretches. One minute you're high above the city viewing the towers of downtown Los Angeles. The next minute you're almost in someone's back yard.

Ann Erdman said...

It's wonderful to get away from it all. More people should experience it more often!

Dina said...

Those mockingbirds can drive you crazy.

LOLfromPasa said...

Just lovely! Thank you for sharing wonderful view.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

The last time I took that trail I hit a dead end (trail slide?) never got to Zane Grey terrace. Had to exit on Tanoble rd

Bellis said...

Yes, after Tanobie it can get a bit difficult, though it's all right at the moment. And it has been extended to sort of link with Rubio Canyon. ( after a short detour along Loma Alta). I love this trail. It's not busy and the views fill me with tranquillity. Though I did at first think that plant was poison ivy!

Petrea Burchard said...

Love the hat, Ann!

Dina, we have many mockingbirds nesting along our street and usually they're fine, but sometimes the night rouses their little singing souls.

LOL, I'm pleased that you like it!

PA and Bellis, I wonder if that's the spot where the path takes a deep and rocky dip. We had to stop taking Boz on this one quite a while ago because of that. No traction on the rocks.

LONDONLULU said...

Just beautiful & utterly tranquil!

Ms M said...

Lovely, dreamy view. And tranquil. There's a couple of outdoor spaces here that we love to walk that are tranquil -- great to go to after a busy work week.

Katie said...

Such a gorgeous view. Awesome that anyone willing to hike a bit can have this view for free.

Susan Campisi said...

I don't know many of the local trails by name but I think I used to hike part of this with Tommy when I lived in north Pasadena. I could use a taste of tranquil so I should seek it out again. Love the buds on the tree.

Petrea Burchard said...

Thanks for your comments today, everyone. We do have some nice spots for tranquility around here. Susan, I'll bet this is the trail you hiked. Tommy must have loved it.

Some trails around here are better traveled than others. I like people just fine but when I'm hiking, I like the roads less traveled.

Ann Erdman said...

That photo of me in the hat was shot at this year's Pasadena Doo Dah Parade. I was grand marshal!

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Your choice´s really great. Well done, take care!

Irina said...

So so beautiful.