Last Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, our group went to Del Valle Regional Park to hike along the shoreline. It is a trail we have done before, so it felt familiar for some of us, but new to others who had not done that hike before. It was a perfect hiking day; clear, warm, and no wind. Such a wonderful day for so late into the fall. One of the things we like about this hike is the variety. There is a good bit of shoreline, then a nice hill climb with very good views, then along a single track trail through a wooded area, then back to the shore and picnic area. The level of the lake was quite low, so we’re hoping to get enough rain and snow pack to fill it again during the winter. There were a large number of birds on the lake, including a small flock of white pelicans.