Was feeling pretty good the other afternoon, so I clipped on the Fitbit Zip and took off for downtown Acton. It’s about 2 1/2 miles, I think.
This is not the road less traveled. This is Soledad Canyon Road. Fairly busy for our area.
When I came to the railroad crossing, right before Aliso Canyon Road, I was thinking, “Hmm. Maybe I should walk along the tracks.”
Well, actually, the crossing lights and guard arms came down first, right beside me. Just about jumped out of my skin.
So yeah, the path between the tracks and the road will do nicely thank you.
Kind of a nice view coming up to these trees.
Never would have seen this roadside memorial if I hadn’t been walking the path/wash.
A bit of a climb up this chunk of leftover hillside.
See how there’s a little green on the path? Still feeling the impact of the rains a few weeks ago!
What!? There’s a donkey on the other side of the road!
Can you see the donkey? Near the edge of the brown cutout on the left, just below the horizon line. An arrow would be helpful here. Do I have an arrow? No, I don’t.
View from the top of the little spur, looking more or less toward downtown. Downtown is ahead and to the right.
Found this nice piece of quartz on the roadside.
Hydra came to pick me up before I was all the way downtown, but I had him go on to the post office so I could meet him there. So close to my goal! And I probably won’t want to repeat this exact route very soon.
I might try the wash next time, though!