|Sulfer spring - the water was warm|
The gal who designed my wedding anniversary ring, Staci, and I have become friends and she started a Sunday Morning hiking club. I was the first member! Today we went on the 4th hike and we have picked up members - there were seven of us total. Coach Ann took the pic of the group so she is not in it!
Alum Rock Park is a cool place that I have not been to since I was a kid. It was founded in 1872 and is one of California’s oldest municipal parks. Nestled within the Alum Rock Canyon in the foothills of the Diablo Range, the Park's 720 acres of natural, rugged beauty, provide visitors with many leisure outdoor activities including hiking, horseback riding, bicycling and picnicking.
From 1890 to 1932 the park was a nationally known health spa with 27 mineral springs, an indoor swimming pool, tea garden, restaurant, and dance pavilion. At the time you could ride from downtown San Jose to the park on the Alum Rock Steam Railroad, a ride that cost a quarter.