Visitors and More Hiking

I have a couple of visitors right now, Rebecca and Anna. They’re touring the coast of California and decided to stop by SLO. Today in the late afternoon we hiked the Bowden Trail to see the view from the peak on the Bowden ranch. The peak is 1,520 feet high, with a 1,120 feet gain in elevation during the hike. The views of SLO and the surrounding peaks and valleys is impressive.

San Luis Obispo and Madonna Mountain viewed from the Bowden Trail.

San Luis Obispo and Madonna Mountain viewed from the Bowden Trail, looking into the sun.

As we were hiking I stated my opinion that we would not be able to see the Pacific from the ridge. We promptly saw the Pacific from the ridge.

The Pacific viewed from Bowden trail, with the Grover Beach area visible.

The Pacific viewed from Bowden trail, with the Grover Beach area visible.

Peaks on the other side of the ridge.

Peaks on the other side of the ridge.

Rebecca took a picture of me looking over the valley toward Cal Poly. We also took some pictures as a group, but none of those were on my camera.

Surveying Cal Poly from the Bowden Trail.

Surveying Cal Poly from the Bowden Trail.

I like the Bowden Trail. It’s close to my apartment and the top of the ridge provides great views of SLO and even the Pacific (to my surprise).

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