At the trailhead they encountered three young women who took their photo. Two of them had gone to St. Francis High School in Mountain View and knew neighbors Nate and Malea.
They walking was easy; they’d taken their poles but didn’t really need them as the trial was nearly rock free with easy up and down descents.
At their destination and turn around spot, Apple Tree Bay, D spied a particularly good looking gull who poised for a photo…
Photo of bird by Dennis Nugent; photo of D and L by St. Francis grad Chelsea