Today we woke up early to get in a vigorous 10 mile walk. We started up at the top of Avenue G (on Jefferson) right by the water reservoir and ended down on Calimesa Blvd. If you're unsure exactly where Avenue G is, its between Avenue H and Avenue F..... And if you've been in Yucaipa long enough, you will know that Avenue F is now called Wildwood Canyon Road. So basically Avenue G is that LONG street that runs right down the middle of the wash!!!
Our walk took us UP and DOWN 9 major hills - Bryant Street, California Street, 3rd Street, 5th Street and 6th Street. We walked up every hill to Avenue H and then to Wildwood Canyon - just to be sure we didn't miss any part of any street!!!
Some pros and cons about this walk - PROS.... no traffic on Avenue G, lots of animals (horses, geese, goats, sheep, dogs, cats, emus, parakeets, and donkeys), quiet and Avenue G is level; CONS..... TRASH and lots of it on the side of the hills going up Bryant, California and 3rd, no sidewalks or paths to walk going up and down these hills and drivers taking these thoroughfares TOO FAST!!
ONE MORE WALK LEFT....... That's right after nearly 5 months, we will be finishing up this challenge tomorrow with our FINAL walk!!!! We will begin at Flag Hill Park at 8:00am and walk the 6 miles down to Baker's on Avenue E and Yucaipa Blvd. Along this route we will pick up our final mobile home park as well. If you see us on the Blvd. tomorrow morning, feel free to honk and wave - or better yet....JOIN US FOR OUR FINAL WALK!!!
As for today's walk..... I hope you enjoy seeing our community through our eyes in the pictures below.....
|Good Morning Yucaipa!|
Top of Jefferson Street before dropping down to Avenue G
|Beautiful horses at the top of Avenue G|
|Heading down Avenue G -|
Before the asphalt starts!!
|The 1st of 9 hills!!!|
|We had to grab a few side streets along this route.|
|Looking down from Bryant Street.|
|Yucaipa's Equestrian Center .|
|California Street and hills #3 & #4.|
|I love the sunrises.|
|The views from on top of California Street.|
|More views from the top of California Street.|
|Back on Avenue G|
|Third Street - Hills #5 & 6|
|Cool octagon house at the end of a cul-de-sac.|
|Pleasant Grove Street|
|The views from on top of 3rd Street.|
|Heading down the hill on 3rd Street|
|Views of the Wash - Nice dirt trail runs the entire length -|
Maybe our next walk....huh??
|Back on Avenue G - After 3rd Street|
|Couldn't do this walk without Jill making a friend.|
Beautiful butterscotch horse!!!
|Fifth Street -Hills #7 & #8|
|Heading back down 5th Street - No room to walk.|
|Views from the top of 5th Street|
|Fifth Street Fire Station|
|Heading back down 5th Street|
|Great views from 5th Street.|
|Back on Avenue G - below 5th Street|
|Beautiful Paint and a few goats!|
|She made another friend!!!|
|Sixth Street - our final hill!!|
|Wildwood Canyon Mobile Home Estates|
A nice, older mobile home park.
|Back on Avenue G - for our final stretch.|
|Las Casitas Mobile Home Park|
|10.09 miles in 2:36. |
Over 20,000 steps