Urban Hike: Innis Arden Beach Trail
The middle of June, we accepted an invitation to join our friends Carrie and William on the Innis Arden Beach Trail -- a gated trail accessible only to residents of Innis Arden. I can't be certain which street the trail started from, but we hiked a mildly sloped trail along Boeing Creek through what looked like pretty old trees. We watched for owls and osprey, but didn't see any. At the bottom of the hill, we went through a small tunnel under the railroad tracks and then found ourselves on the beach.
With rocks and stumps to explore -- and little crabs to hold -- we had a great time. After some peanut butter sandwiches, we headed back up the hill, not sure how many snacks it would take to lure the two, goofy four-year-olds up the trail back to the cars. In the end, they each finished a snack bag of dried fruit, but it didn't take much coaxing at all. We stopped by the nearby play field to explore the playground. Wyatt and Will rolled down the grassy hill about a dozen times before we went our separate ways and headed for home. Another urban hike under our belts!