Jon Kennedy
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Los Gatos Creek Trail, Segment Four
Part One, to the pavement's end

This week's hike was on Wednesday, in probably the best weather of any since the beginning of this series of California hikes in November. The walk was longer and more strenuous than any of the others, with more points of interest and picturesque views and by far the best test yet of the HTC EVO phone-camera. I took 65 video clips over three hours and they have been edited into three parts of approximately 14 minutes each (to meet the requirement of YouTube that no posted video be over 15 minutes). The hike was delayed a week because of my visit to Willows in Christmas week, and the page posting was delayed by two computer crashes.

Click the play button above for the Windows Media version, or if you are on a
platform that is not Windows-compatible, click here to watch the video on YouTube.

This first part of the fourth segment of Los Gatos Creek Trail, or the fourth hike on that trail, begins just west of Vasona Lake County Park on Roberts Road, where last week's hike ended, and continues through the length of the town of Los Gatos. Just after the trail, which has been partly concrete, partly boardwalk, and mostly asphalt thus far, crosses Freeway 17 and leads into the parking lot of a small museum, Forbes Mill Museum, which commemorates the founder of Forbes Mill which eventually became Los Gatos. After the parking lot, the trail becomes dirt, and a few yards after that it divides into a right branch that is open to bicycles and a left branch, on which bikes are prohibited. That's where this part of the hike concludes.

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Today's chuckle

A grandfather was delivering his grandchildren to their home one day when a fire truck zoomed past... Sitting in the front seat of the fire truck was a Dalmatian dog.

The children started discussing the dog's duties. "They use him to keep crowds back," said one child. "No," said another. "He's just for good luck."

A third child brought the argument to a close."They use the dogs," she said firmly, "to find the fire hydrants."

Thought for today

The Moral Law tells us the tune we have to play: our instincts are merely the keys....

C.S. Lewis (1909 - 1963)

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