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My little boy is 11 months old today!  To celebrate we took a hike to Silverwood Lake via Miller Canyon with the Mountaintop Hiking Club.   This was the first time I've hiked with this group - nice to find people that can hike during the week!  Which is my preferred time, not only because my days off are during the week right now, but also you can have the mountains to yourself ;)  

It was a beautiful day to hike, just a little chilly but it warmed up quickly.  Miller Creek is delightfully chock full of huge granite boulders which the water bubbles over.  The sycamore trees were leafless for winter but their white trunks were stunning against the surrounding evergreens.  There are some huge oaks in this canyon, and the acorn woodpeckers have been busy storing their food!  We saw a lot of woodpeckers and Stellar Jays, also mallards and a Great Blue Heron at the lake.  We looked for the Bald Eagles who nest here in the winter, and didn't see any, but we saw a huge fish carcass on the shore of the lake and thought maybe an Eagle had it for breakfast.  

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A few more pics here :)

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Here's a good photo of a Bald Eagle taken at the Lake

http://www.flickr.com/photos/freelancer2010/5359282354/

Every winter there are volunteer Bald Eagle counts at Silverwood and other local lakes -

One other cool thing about Silverwood - the PCT runs through the park :)


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That little guy of yours is way too cute! The shot with him in the back of the vehicle is priceless. :D

That tree with the acorns is crazy, I've never seen anything like that - and seeing the rest of your pics is making me wish for an early spring, and that ain't happening. Thanks a lot! :p


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The tree with the acorns is courtesy of a group of acorn woodpeckers. They store acorns in the thick bark of trees every fall, and eat them the rest of the year, along with the usual grubs and such. Great photo!

Love the photos of your little boy! Start them hiking young!
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Your happy little hiker is really getting big!

The same could be said for lots of folks here, but I really admire how much you take advantage of your surroundings and have kept right on hikin' with your little one.  I always enjoy your photo reports :)


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Love the photos of your little boy! Start them hiking young!

Amen :)  His first hike was when he was 3 weeks old

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That little guy of yours is way too cute! The shot with him in the back of the vehicle is priceless. :D

That tree with the acorns is crazy, I've never seen anything like that - and seeing the rest of your pics is making me wish for an early spring, and that ain't happening. Thanks a lot! :p

Sorry!  Come visit :)  Winter in So Cal is nice that way - Once we get our winter rains the grass greens up and flowers start coming up in our foothill (and desert) areas - while the mountains are covered in snow.


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Your happy little hiker is really getting big!

The same could be said for lots of folks here, but I really admire how much you take advantage of your surroundings and have kept right on hikin' with your little one.  I always enjoy your photo reports :)

I have to!  I can't stand not being able to go outside for long :p

And, yes, he's getting big!  I think he's going to be a tall boy :)


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