CALAVERA LAKE
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11/ 2019

BRUCE KLIEWE...ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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According to the map, there's a trail that leads to the Calavera Reserve trail...which ultimately leads to Calavera Mt.  I don't need to go up there again --at least not today.  But this would be a trail I haven't taken before.  This trail also ultimately leads to the path alongside the Sage Creek High School, which I didn't take --the correct one-- when I did go from this direction.  I'm at Raparian Park where this (new) trail is supposed to commence from
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But where is this trail?  The map shows it to go off to the left from the trail leading out of the park (and ultimately to the lake).  I haven't seen any leftside trail, and now I'm past the broadwalk part and onto dirt.  OK, I'll try this one
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And soon enough regret it, as it goes up and up and up...and more UP
Maybe the locked gate was a clue.  I had to go between the bars, as there was no way to go around it
Was this gate to keep out motorized vehicles?  Bicycles?......people??
The so called trail is really a Wash...deeply gutted for water to run down
Still, I've come this far, so I continue up it to the top
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xxxxxxxxxxx.....................Now this narrow path............................................................I'm really where I've been before (Calavera Mt on the left)
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xxxWell, that's purty with the backlighting
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xxxI'm back on the boardwalk...where I didn't think I'd end up so quickly
But that climb took something out of me, and I started feeling out of sorts up at the top
Luckily I had a banana with me, so that helped
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xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxGood advice...and start young...................As for this defaced tree I'd say to the "artist"
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xI've now followed the trail back to the park...and continued on the path in the other direction
It's about 3 o'clock and the days are getting shorter

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xxxxThe backlighting really helps

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I come upon my first (bird) "face"
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OK, gone as far as I want to today
So back to the park...and my parting shot
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 ANOTHER DAY

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