Alviso Slough

In the second of two parts of Jasmine’s and my revisit of our local parks in Santa Clara, we went to Alviso Slough. It is another park on the south of the San Francisco Bay, right on the water. This park was also a salt pond back in the day and it still has a number of very odd coloured ponds. Apparently, different microbes live in the different salinity ponds and they are all different colours.

This park has the advantage of being a short bike ride away, only about a 6 mile trip each way. And then we get to take the 9 mile circuit around the ponds and wetland. I was very disappointed in my last visit to Alviso as they were doing a fair bit of construction to the paths, which always destroys the feel of the park. But the park is all put back together and quite worth the pleasant, and very flat, walk.

The hike has a variety of flat water views. This one is somewhat railroady.

The hike has a variety of flat water views. This one is somewhat railroady.

The Icebergs as actually salt deposits. This whloe area was pretty and surreal.

The icebergs are actually salt deposits. This whole area was pretty and surreal.

And this is what the average path looked like in the park. As you can imagine hiking this is not recommended on hot days, as the lack of trees can be a killer.

And this is what the average path looked like in the park. As you can imagine, hiking this is not recommended on hot days as the lack of trees can be a killer.

Their is something about mountains reflecting in water that is majestic.

There is something about mountains reflecting in water that is majestic.