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Hiking in Lopez Canyon

July 8, 2009

As many of you loyal blog readers may know, we like to go hiking in Peñasquitos Canyon, which is right down the street from our house.  On April 2, rather than hiking in the main canyon, we decided to go up one of the smaller side trails called Lopez Canyon.

Here we are at the beginning of our hike.

Most of the time the problem with canyon hiking is that the first half of the hike is easy (downhill) and the second half is the hard part. I usually prefer mountain hikes because you get all of the hard work out of the way up front, then when you’re tired you can enjoy the walk downhill. The nice part about Peñasquitos/Lopez canyon is that the parking lot and start of the trail are at the bottom of the canyon, so you can hike it like a mountain. (Or just spend the whole hike at the bottom of the canyon.)

Here’s a few pictures of us at the “summit” where we hiked up to the rim of they canyon.

Sophie stops for a little water break.

And here are a few shots of the scenery in the canyon.

Of course, after a long day of hiking, it’s nice to kick back and relax with a good book.

Here is a link to the full album.

2009-04-02 Lopez Canyon
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