We finally ventured out on a new path this Saturday morning. We left very early so we could be safely tucked into our air conditioning before the predicted 95 degrees descended.
We parked in Niles and hopped onto the
Alameda Creek Trail heading for the Hayward coast. The trail is mostly flat and well paved. We were heading for the coast, so there was a headwind, but at least it was cool. Others on the path were sparse, friendly and well behaved, which made it a real pleasure.
|A hazy view over the preserve toward San Mateo.|
The paved trail ends at the Eden Landing Ecological Preserve, a large marsh land which occupies space between the San Mateo and Dumbarton Bridges. We looked over the bay toward the path we have frequently biked between San Mateo and the SF airport! It was a bit hazy, but it was fun to be on the other side of the bay, looking over to the side where we have spent so much time.
We finished the 25 mile round trip more slowly than we have in the past - we are out of conditioning! Hope to be back our on the bikes next week and get those legs back in shape...