Day 7 Silicon Valley Chaos 

The climbs and descents in Sierra Azulejo were very steep and challenging. In Almaden Quicksilver park I met the REI team  for some pictures and video. We enjoyed viewing  the mining history and spacious vistas. 

Somehow I dropped my RT bandana and it appeared on the ground ahead of me, was this a trail angel?  

I crossed the valley to Santa Teresa park , an oasis of open space amongst suburbs and golf courses. 

It became frustrating and difficult to navigate through Silicon Valley traffic to Coyote creek trail. The water is still flooding the path, I somehow made it through only getting some wet shoes. My hopper training came to mind. 

My challenges were not over yet. I climbed another 2000 difficult feet to discover the next segment’s road is closed. I needed to reroute to Alum park and decided to go back to San Jose for the night. Tomorrow is Alum rock park, Mission peak and Ohlone park to Lake Chabot..Tomorrow will be a new day. 

2 thoughts on “Day 7 Silicon Valley Chaos 

  1. Progress requires setbacks; the only sure way to avoid failure is not to try.

    That which is without periods of rest will not endure.

    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that is enduring

    Character can be forged when confronting adversity and when yielding to it. Friendship supports both choices.

    Don, Take a deep breath and know you are supported.


  2. You got this dude, if it was east everyone’d be doin it. Keep your chin up and know we will be here to greet you when you’re done!!


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