Monday, August 20, 2012

Hiking in the East Bay: Anza lake with the dog

Tilden Park hike with the dog: shaded trails were nice on a hot afternoon
On Saturday, I had the pleasure of joining my favorite puppy and his people for a hike in Tilden Park.  Starting out with a swim-fetch session is always a good idea, and Theo was joined in the water by a pair of goldendoodles.

Fantastic gnarled oak trees line the trail near the creek
We hiked on the Wildcat Creek trail, taking an out and back along the pleasantly shaded creek. It is possible to construct a loop, but that involved a more strenuous hike. Senor puppy was tired from an ear infection so we kept the walk to a shorter distance.

Sunny bit near our turnaround point (bonus: water fountain at the trailhead at this end)
Tilden is off-leash legal, so puppy had fun bounding around, fetching his ball, and locating things to sniff in the woods. 
Wildcat Creek Trail hike near Anza Lake, in Tilden Park
Total: 2.5 miles, plus two swims for the dog. Much fun was had by all!

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