Cerro Alto , a daily hike for myself and often I take a route less often traveled . The lonely quite trail very often offers me a better place to think and meditate . I often wonder if other hikers feel as I do about seeking a quiet place to hike . Fortunately I sometimes do meet such people while hiking and this month of January I have been so lucky . Pictured here is such a person , her name is Lisa and she is here visiting from Seattle . She has in a short period of time hiked several of our local mountains and often taken the less traveled trail . She is strong , confident and most of all seems to have a positive outlook on life .!
I have also recently met a young man on the trail who was visiting our area and has found the mountain an inspirational place . His name is Adam . I enjoyed a short hike and conversation with him and learned he is a writer . This morning I am reading a book he wrote and am finding it very interesting as his adventures often parallel some of my past adventures ! The name of his book is " Where Angels Deserve To Die " I find reading his book very much like conversing with him on the trail. I only wish I had shot a photo of him to share .
For those of you not familiar with Cerro Alto , it is located between Morro Bay and Atascadero Ca. The trail seen here is a fire road , seldom traveled , just below the peak and south of same .