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Los Gatos Creek Trail, Segment Four
Part Three of three, the reservoir at last

The video below is the record of highlights of the final leg of my hike a week ago, a three-hour walk that took me from Roberts Road near Vasona County Park to Lexington Reservoir by way of St. Joseph's Hill, and back a more direct and less strenuous route.

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Yesterday's video ended at the beginning of the descent trom the top of St. Joseph's Hill down to Lexington Reservoir. The video becomes more interesting as we come off the mountain near and onto Alma Bridge Road, which is the entry road from Freeway 17 to Lexington Reservoir and the county park it occupies. On this brilliantly sunny day (a rare one thus far this January) the road, which crosses the reservoir's breast and follows its shoreline up hills and down valleys on the reservoir's south side, was abuzz with runners who appeared to be part of a high school cross-country team, bicyclists, hikers, random individual joggers, and people enjoying afternoon drives. Once at the intersection of the trail I had been on and Alma Bridge Road, I learned the trail I had chosen shortly after Forbes Mill Museum was actually Jones Trail. I also learned that I was lucky to have made it through the often tree-shrounded trail with high precipices above without being attacked by a wild cat (though I did know going in that wildcats are active in these hills).

By the time I got video of the beautiful expansive body of water in the setting sun and found the real Los Gatos Creek Trail again (the one I had been referring to as the "bicycle trail") the shadows from the hills on the north side of the freeway had lengthened such that I would not be in direct sunlight again on the more than two miles I had to traverse, along the rural open space near the reservoir and through most of the town of Los Gatos (but on a tree lined trail with only occasional glimpses of houses and town life) back to my car. The last section of trail was in total darkness when I got to my car around 5:45 p.m.

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I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.

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