Grant Park Visit 2! (N37.34 W121.72)

A little time ago, we finished in our quest to visit all the 30 some Santa Clara County Parks and we had a list of 3 we needed to revisit to determine which we liked the best: Sanborn, Mt. Madonna, or Grant.  Now that we finished the revisits, we have a winner: Sanborn! Yay and huzzah.  Grant gets a close second, followed by Mt. Madonna.

That being said, we really enjoyed our day at the park this weekend.  First things first, it was raining rather hard at times which was delightful and a refreshing change from blue skies around here – and I am not being sarcastic. It was nice to experience weather and hike through a couple of clouds though I could have done with some less mud as the trail was very slick in places.

We took the northern route around the park this time and it was about 8 miles of hilly, quiet hiking. I hope you enjoy the pictures of the hike below.

We wern't the only crazy ones! We say about a dozen people on the trail and in the parking lot.

We weren’t the only crazy ones! We saw about a dozen people on the trail and in the parking lot.

I was thoroughly soak by about a mile in. Squish Squish Squish goes the Lloyd

I was thoroughly soaked by about a mile in. Squish Squish Squish goes the Lloyd.

Saw an old school windmill directly mounted to a water piston pump actually pumping water. Weirdly I don't think I have seen a water pump like this working up close and I was quite excited, probably proving how Dutch I am.

We saw an old school windmill directly mounted to a water piston pump actually pumping water. Weirdly, I don’t think I have seen a water pump like this working up close and I was quite excited, probably proving how Dutch I am.

And It cleared up occasionally by the end of the hike. There is something crisp and special about just after a rainfall outdoors.

And it cleared up occasionally by the end of the hike. There is something crisp and special about just after a rainfall outdoors.