It always helps to exercise with a friend for long term fitness goals. Working out with, our furry friends count too. Sometimes I don’t know who is more excited to hit the trails, me or them.
Triunfo trail at Triunfo Canyon park is a scenic hiking adventure with views of Westlake Village and the Conejo Valley. A sprinkling of Fiddlenecks greeted us near the trail head. A majestic, old oak tree provided a splendid backdrop.
The ancient oaks highlight the rolling hills of Westlake Village.
Red Maids added lively color to the fields along the trail.
My sister, Maria also joined us on this trek through nature. She kept the pace going, as I wanted to stop and take photos. The trails were lined with Fiesta flowers, Blue Witch, Blue Dick and some Shooting Stars. As we climbed higher we saw many clusters of Bush Sunflowers.
Sticky Monkey flowers hid amongst the sunflowers. The trail goes on for miles but we turned back after about 5o minutes.
It was a spectacular hike. the following week, the four of us explored an unnamed Conejo Open Space trail off Denver Springs in Westlake Village. This little known trail held spectacular vistas and wildflowers in early June.
Conejo Open Space – Westlake Village
It’s a perfect secluded spot for some nature therapy. Golden Yarrow was plentiful along the sides of the hills.
Blue Dick rose above the tall grasses.
I spotted a Pink Mariposa Lily.
It was so peaceful. Maria and I stoped to deeply breathe in the fresh clean air as we observed the rolling green hills through the Deer Weed.
The Denver Springs trail in the community of Three Springs is a wonderful place to view the sunset with sweeping views in all directions.
The reflection of the setting sun to the East overlooking the Westlake Reservoir and the same sunset to the West.
Such incredible beauty!
The COVID quarantine has reinforced, in my life, the importance of environmental stewardship. All of nature is truly a gift to be safeguarded.
It is with a heavy heart that I tell you about the loss of my fur baby and hiking buddy, Sammy. We covered lots of beautiful miles together. Sammy was a rescue and I made the last part of his life delightful.
RIP little Sammy. I’ll remember our wonderful adventures together.
With gratitude, Linda
“My mouth is filled with your praise,
declaring your splendor all day long.” – Psalm 71:8