All I Wanted was Rain

Miya

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Went hiking today...or maybe...more like walking. The intent was hiking and since there was a huge storm coming our way, I was determined to have myself my favorite type of hike, a rain hike. I was actually very grumpy YESTERDAY, because it was pouring rain and I thought "I need to call out of work because I know that even though everyone says it is going to rain tomorrow, because I want it to, it won't". That is what happened, and I am going to yell at my boss on Monday and let him know the next workday that it rains, I am not coming in.

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7.2 miles (in my sandals, I am actually loving it, but still ordered the runners) in Valley Springs, CA
I decided on this location because it is only 40 minutes from my house and I wasn't in the mood to drive. Heads up, no Lego again. Thought I lost her, but luckily found her when I got back home.

I woke up at 0730, but was a little hungover and ended up going back to sleep till 1200, didn't start hiking till 1400. Hah :twothumbs:

This was a nice leisurely trail. I was surprised how much wildlife I saw, considering a large portion of it is next to the road and the trail is heavily used by people and their dogs. There were deer, bunnies, and an assortment of birds! I tried to walk and snack slow, hoping that the rain would start, but it never did...it still hasn't. :facepalm: The quest for rain hikes continues.

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I came across a couple deer, they didn't notice me. I pulled up my camera to adjust my settings and then...Ahhhh! Why are they running away?!

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He was pretty proud of himself. I am not a huge fan of letting dogs off their leash in general, but this guy's owner was in her car about half a mile away. The deer ended up running out into the road and leaving, and he was in hot pursuit! Luckily, he followed me back to his owner.

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This thing has HUGE eyes! I am jelly.

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I told myself this beautiful bird was a piece of wood. I am always imagining rocks and trees are animals, but this time I was right! It didn't let me get very close though. One of these days I will actually sit down, set up my tripod and sit patiently to get a good shot of animals.

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Miya

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You may need to purchase a backup Lego.

Oh, but the extra weight?! Haha My friend and I just went to the lego store and she made 3, so I might need to look into doing that too.
 

Miya

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Wait, you enjoy hiking in the rain? Not criticizing, just curious

I surely do! It is my favorite. However, I have never backpacked in the rain or tried to set up camp while it is raining. I am sure I just like dayhiking in the rain.
I have always been obsessed with the rain.
 

Dave

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Love the killdeer shot. Beautiful birds, even though they often build nests in the stupidest of places.
 

Miya

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Love the killdeer shot. Beautiful birds, even though they often build nests in the stupidest of places.

Thank you. Also, the only shot I could get because the dog ran him off too :(
 

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Nothing better than taking a day off and doing something you actually feel like doing. Looks like a super relaxing time.
 
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