CALAVERA LAKE
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10/2019

BRUCE KLIEWE...ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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A new path/trail today.  This one is at the end of College Blvd. at Cannon...alongside Sage Creek High School
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Just follow the yellow brick road
The high school is on the left.  Cannon Rd on this side dead ends
There is designated "Trail Parking" on this side on Cannon...room for about a dozen vehicles
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I take the much narrower path that veers off of the main trail as seen in the first photo (across the street)
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I'm not sure where it goes, or if it connects back onto the main trail;
but it looks to be heading in the same general direction
This part is all very much in the open, whereby the first part was narrow and twisty among the greenery
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And then there's this structure I come across
It's off on it's own short path

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There's that water tank again
No, I think that's a different one
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Looks like some plantings going on

What --I don't know
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Does the housing development partake of the bound?

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I see something red...looks like a tomato
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lt is indeed tomatoes...hundreds of them
No, make that thouands --at least
These are cherry tomatoes...ripe (for the most part) for picking
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tI don't know what they're doing here, or who they belong to
There's no gate or fencing...except that which encircles some of the field
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Besides what's on the vine, there are dozens already fallen to the ground

Some of the fencing can be seen on the right, but the path alongside it was open to everyone

There was a small break in the fence, to allow me to climb up on the adjacent hillside for an overall view
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It looks like they're getting ready to harvest...are they on a luch break?
I'm going to stuff my backpack with the cherry tomatoes, but first ascend the slight incline...wish I had a plastic bag

The beefsteak? tomatoes look ripe, but everyone I feel is still quite hard
Maybe in about a week.  But it's quite a bit of walking to access these fields

Maybe there's an easier way to get here
As for who these belong to, as I exited I did see a small sign --quite obscured-- that said Private Property, No Trespassing
But it was faced the wrong way, so one wouldn't see it entering
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Cacti
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Hmm, didn't see this coming up here
So I must be on a different trail?
Oh well, I'd sit and enjoy the cactus, if...
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I shortly meet up with my original trail and get back to my starting place
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My parting shot is this combo "golf course-dog park" across the street from my car
Or someone who uses a golf cart to get to the dog run
He's got a ball in its mouth
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Now to check the (Google) map and see where in the heck I was
I thought I was going up the other side of the volcano, but couldn't find it
Also, can I see where the tomato fields are?
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Nope, no sign of the fields I was in, though I do see the distant ones
As for the volcano (Mt. Calavera) I was on the wrong side!!
I was supposed to take the trail on the other side of the school
Oh well...
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 ANOTHER DAY

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