Arroyo Seco

Spent a lovely weekend away at Arroyo Seco. We left San Francisco early on Friday in an attempt to beat the rush hour traffic. We failed. The drive, which should normally take around 2,5 to 3 hours, ended up taking 5 hours. We still arrived early enough to cook dinner and watch a movie before bed.

On Saturday we walked along Indians Road which runs alongside the Arroyo River and the wonderful Gorge that it had created. Our goal for the day was Horse Bridge, which we achieved in short order. We decided to return via Cawatre Trail, just to mix it up a little. And it certainly did not fail us, with a challenging trail up and over the ridge back to the campground. Only found out after doing the trail, that it was indeed rated as a “challenging” trail. But we were glad to have done it.

On Sunday we ventured out in dubious weather conditions to get another hike in. This time we took the more relaxing Santa Lucia Trail. The rain mainly stayed away, which was nice. During the walk we noticed more snow on the surrounding g hills, which had to have fallen overnight.

Arroyo River
Indians Road
Horse Bridge