Last Saturday I hiked 7 miles with about 1400 ft elevation gain with my meetup group at Almaden-Quicksilver county park. We were treated to a nice winter day, cool and sunny.
The Almaden quicksilver mine in New Almaden, Ca, was important for mining mercury used in gold extraction during the gold rush. It’s named after Almaden, Spain. There are lots of the old buildings left along with trails with great views.
I caught a cold the day after Christmas which lingered for a while. I’d been exercising fairly lightly for about 30 minutes a day. This was my first long outing of the year, and I loved it.