Mountain Retreat Resort
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... has been talking about San Antonio Falls and I'm excited that I'll finally get to experience it!
We head out Sunday morning from the house in Arnold. The first part of our hike will be on paved roads, before we make it to the trailhead. As we are walking along, we see deer in someone's yard! Some rather strange looking deer, that seem to be wearing Hawaiian print shirts. How funny!
The weather is amazing! You would never know that it ...
... an 'Tiques)!!
As we were wandering around we found an old hotel at one end of the town called Murphys Historic Hotel that turned out to be the oldest hotel in California. It'd been started in 1856 when California had only been part of the USA for 10 years. Lots of famous rich dudes have stayed their over the years including Ulysses S Grant, JJ Astor, WR Hearst and JP Morgan to name a few. We stayed in the room that JJ Astor stayed ...
... but for the most part we cracked on and enjoyed the chance to stretch our legs abit. We'd started the hike at 10.15am and after half an hour we were really feeling the heat; the sun was intense and the route afforded very little cover for the most part. After just over an hour we re reached Illilouette Falls and continued on to our half way point at Nevada Falls, where we'd planned to stop for lunch and a little rest. We continued on, seeing loads of chipmunks, ...
... off into it, and three of the girls in our group decided to do it too...although two of them got cold feet and we had to wait for half an hour for them to finally jump it!
After we got back, my group made chili dogs for dinner, with my (by now) famous potato salad, which I think the group enjoyed. We then sat around the fire for a little while and chilled out, then went to bed to prepare for our hikes tomorrow...can't wait!
... mountain and luscious green meadow, is in winter the ski-ing hill top and meadow becomes the beginners snow pad. Ending the day off we went to a wine tasting at Ironstone Winery. A 44 lb. gold specimen, Ironstone's Crown Jewel is the largest specimen of crystalline gold in existence. We went on a tour of their winery and after did some wine tasting. J bought a couple of bottles to take home for B and her dad. The trek back to Cupertino was ...