Mar 11, 2012

Almaden Quicksilver Hike

We have a week of rainy weather ahead (which is a good thing because we need it), so Brandon and I took advantage of the cloudy, yet rainless day to do some hiking. We chose the Almaden Quicksilver hike because it is relatively close (about a 40 minute drive) and a historical mining site, (i.e. photo op).

Unfortunately, we didn't find anything too interesting to photograph (at lot of the old mining buildings had barbed wire fences surrounding them), but I broke out the macro to try and get a few detailed shots. 

Now that we each have our own cameras (I received my Canon Rebel T3i as a gift this past Christmas), there's a lot less work involved in photographing our hikes. He usually carries his landscape lens and I have my trusty macro, so there's no need to switch out lenses. It saves us a lot of time and quite frankly, there's a lot less fighting over the camera. Two cameras = marital bliss. 

We found this great little picnic spot that overlooked San Jose and the surrounding cities. The weather was nearly perfect for winter hiking; cloudy and high 50's. 


All in all, we covered over five miles of trails and promptly stuffed our faces with Chipotle and Caveman Cookies afterwards. Bring on the rain.


  1. How pretty and peaceful looking :)

  2. Great pictures! :D I love the one of you sitting on the picnic table! :D
    Looks like a great hike! I can't wait to get back out there!


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