Fiscalini Ranch Preserve
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November 18th, 2007 – by: dansgirl1978
The road comes to a dead-end which also serves as the parking lot and starting point for the 12 walking/hiking trails of Fiscalini Ranch. We chose to do the boardwalk trail that snakes along the bluff overlooking the sea. Quite a bit of it is boardwalk, but eventually it's a dirt path with the occasional bench, all individual works of art fashioned out of weathered drift wood.
I was hoping to find starfish in the tide pools but none were to be found. Instead we found small crab-like creatures with swirling shells for bodies. I was able to get some pretty good close up pictures of these creatures, which someone may know the real name of, (which if you do, I'd be delighted to know what I was looking at). After exploring the rocks and pools we decided to head back up to the main trail. This part of the trail is 1 mile ending at another parking area, we decided to cut across a field and pick up the trail going back the opposite direction towards our car, instead of following the bluff trail back.
The second trail that we took was more like a dirt road that runs parallel to the bluff walk eventually ending at the parking area where we started. This was a wonderful sunny day and an easy, gentle walk which left us feeling good but not winded. A great trail for an after dinner stroll, or an excuse for getting out and getting some fresh air!
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