Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Traylor Ranch Bird Sanctuary & Nature Preserve

Blog Post Format Two - Summary, Pictures, and Facts

Trail 1/52 

Penryn, California

Placer County

January 2022

After two years and only two short trails completed, we decided 2022 would be the year Kellisa returned to outdoor adventures in wild places. It didn't take long to hatch the idea of hiking 52 trails in our current home state of California during the calendar year of 2022. With only a few guidelines, we set out for our first trail on January 2, 2022. 

I had read about the Traylor Ranch Bird Sanctuary & Wildlife Preserve a couple of years ago in a local publication and it easily made my list of places to explore. One of the  appeals was how close it is to our house, less than 20 minutes away. Penryn is probably considered a suburb of Sacramento, but it is far from urban as it's tucked away in the foothills of the Sierras. 

Kellisa and I pushiked a couple of miles and enjoyed every minute of our adventure. We had the preserve mostly to ourselves and were serenaded by the local birds during our entire visit to their home. While we observed many birds, the lighting wasn't good for bird photography. 

After more then 2 years off the trails, Kellisa was beyond excited to be back outside in nature. I was happy with the way my body responded to pushing Kellisa, but also realized I have some getting in shape to do. After so much down time, I need to get my chops back, so I can get Kellisa back to going where wheels weren't meant to go!


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