Garland Ranch Regional Park is definitely one of the more beautiful hikes we have been on. When we arrived we were a little worried that it was going to be crowded seeing as the carpark seemed to be exploding with cars, however there are so many trails in this nearly 4,500 acre park that we actually saw very few people.
And I apologize in advance, but you are about to be inundated with photographs. I did cut it down though, I originally took over 90. There were so many little things to see that I couldn't help but stop frequently to snap a few pictures. I even got a little upset with hubby at one point because he wasn't stopping to notice all of the beautiful little flowers or fungi sprouting out of the moist ground after the recent rains. His response "we'll just see it on your blog later". I think he was still a little bitter that he didn't get to watch the hockey. This beautiful sunny day was just too good to pass up though.
Tell me, can you see my little man watching the waterfall? He looks so tiny in comparison.
We didn't even see a 1/4 of the park today, so I really look forward to getting back there to explore more of the trails. The kids did great however on the 2.92 miles we did hike.
Tip: We have downloaded the Trails - GPS Tracker on hubby's iPhone so that we can start tracking exactly how far we go on each hiking expedition.