Shepherd Canyon Hike

Puja was sick all week with stomach pains. She had a weird sort of ailment that made her stomach burn if she ate anything besides cheese pizza or ice cream. But she still wanted to do our week’s hike, so we picked out an easy one that was close to home.

My favorite thing about this place is the sign that says not to touch the missiles, which I think is excellent advice even in places outside of Greenbelt Park (where this hike was).

Don't touch the missiles

My other favorite thing about this hike was the pond in the middle, called “Dishwasher Pond.” What a great name for a little urban pond. When we hit upon it, I felt like we had been transported to someone’s fishing hole somewhere in the south. This park seems like a natural preserve, but if you look closely at the picture you can see water bubbling in the center of the pond. The pond is aerated.

Altogether the hike was about 3 miles. Both Puja and Xaria made it through with no problems this time. Puja and I shared a cheese pizza afterward.