Wednesday Hiking – Alum Rock Park

It’s been cold out here, so I’ve not been in my unheated shop this week.  Instead Heather and I took a hike in Alum Rock Park.  This park has been a part of San Jose since 1872.  My mother told stories of going there as a child in the 1930s and Heather took her children there in the 70’s.  I haven’t been to the park in at least 30 years, so it was interesting to see the differences.

The day was clear and cold.  We were treated to nice views over the Santa Clara Valley.  We were a bit saddened to see how the city is encroaching on the park.  This use to be so far out-of-town, but now there are houses on the hills overlooking the park.

Here are a some pictures of the day:

My home town.

My home town.

The trail down from Eagle Rock.

The trail down from Eagle Rock. Eagle Rock is on the right – the big rock thing.

The park, pictured from the North ridge.

The park, pictured from the North ridge.

That’s it for this week.

If you need my – I’ll be making hot chocolate.

Andrew

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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12 Responses to Wednesday Hiking – Alum Rock Park

  1. megdavisarts says:

    Thanks for the photo tour of Alum Park. The last time I was in San Jose it was for a Sci-fi and Fantasy convention..I never got out of the hotel because no one wanted to leave to take me on a site seeing tour.

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  2. inesephoto says:

    Great pictures, love your weather. Happy Christmas, and a wonderful 2017!

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  3. I liked the “rock thing” and your faultless description of it.

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  4. Nyc view and I’m sure so is hot chocolate 👍

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  5. I think your area was well above the average temperature in the US of 16 degrees. Me, too–had no coldness walking the dog.

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  6. Phoebe Chi says:

    Beautiful view! Enjoy your hot cocoa! 🙂

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