Monday, April 23, 2007

Hiking the "M"

I picked up the kids from school after work today and headed on up to this mountain at the edge of town. I used to hike it more frequently, but finding time lately has been a bit tough. It's about a five mile round trip to the top (beyond those radio antennae you see on the horizon) but it's a fairly mild hike. At the top you're overlooking a giant "M" that's been painted onto the mountainside. I'd have gotten pictures of it but I forgot to take the camera out of the truck.
And yes, this is what passes for nature around here... the kids had fun; anywhere you can throw a rock they're happy...

7 comments:

julie said...

My Dad said he should have stopped to say hi, but when he thought about it he was too far ahead and just kept going. He's a nut about the bike rides! Anyhow, I can't wait to get back and go hiking!

Kevin said...

He was flying. He said hi, I didn't recognize him at first with the headgear until he called me by name...

DirtCrashr said...

That giant "M" is like from the old days and early air-mail flying, right?

Fathairybastard said...

Wonder what the environmental types think aboiut you human outsiders crashing the wilderness there?

julie said...

Perhaps we should ellaborate for the outsiders that don't call "brown valley" home. The trail is not a trail at all, but instead a utility road used daily by work trucks to maintain the towers at the top of the hill (although you can't personally take your car up it). As for the wilderness, this is the best it gets for "brown valley." Without taking a significant drive into the mountains, the M is what we have for outdoor recreation/hiking. Sad, but I guess we make do. Way back when, Kevin used to go every morning...

Kevin said...

Oh, there's plenty of rules - a whole board full of them. They added two new ones this year: "No hunting" and "No firearms". Those two are PROMINENTLY posted... so if you run across a mountain lion, just throw rocks at it...

DirtCrashr said...

It's the whole return to primitivism thing, but when sticks are outlawed only outlaws will have atlatls.