It was a picture perfect day for an outing! My sister and I met our group for the Malibu Wine Hike and off we went. After we made it over the first rise, we stopped to have a photo taken by our guide. Pretty cool photo op spot, Maria and I were framed in the great outdoors!
Our excursion went high into the in the Malibu Hills. It wasn’t easy to find the entrance for the hike from the road. I spotted a sign for Saddlerock Ranch, thankfully I knew that was part of the tour, other wise I would have missed it.
We were promised we would be seeing several different kinds of animals and sure enough, there were the zebras! Too bad the giraffe was hiding in the back.
There were some fun old western artifacts and Chumash Native American cave paintings but the paintings looked more like red splotches.
Nature abounded on this warm fall day!
The scenery was spectacular, Southern California at its best!
Our guide, Joe, placed my sister, Maria, in exactly the right spot for a great snap. Who knew we were going to have such a great photographer for a guide.
We eventually found ourselves in the woods. There were colored lights and a mirror right in the middle of it all.
We walked at a leisurely pace, giving me time to reflect.
We had a short break at the organic gardens which featured vegetables and vibrant flowers.
I’m in the blackberries!
Cute alpacas! We also saw llamas, horses and bulls.
Enjoying the view. The vineyard had a couple of different water features on the property.
So many pretty spots to take in but it was time to climb the last hill of our two mile hike.
Couldn’t have been a more beautiful day! It was about a two hour jaunt. It was a lovely gift from my sister.
Joe, gave us a fabulous tour, full of interesting observations. He took lots of photos of our group and sent a photo file to us.
Because of COVID restrictions, we couldn’t do our wine tasting, but we did get to choose two half bottles of wine to take home. The entire staff was very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this hiking tour.
“Let my soul be at rest again, for the Lord has been good to me.” – Psalm 116:7