Garland Ranch Regional Park

Garland Ranch Regional Park with My Minolta X-700

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On our 3rd full day of the Carmel-by-the-Sea portion of our vacation, Holly and I hiked in Garland Ranch Regional Park in Carmel Valley. Carmel-by-the-Sea is on the coast and was mostly cool during our stay. Carmel Valley is about 10 miles inland and much warmer.

We had not been to Garland Ranch before and really enjoyed our hike. Since it was inland, it was much different than our hike in Point Lobos the day before.

I brought my Minolta X-700 with the Minolta MD 35-70mm f/3.5 lens. I loaded a roll of Kodak Pro Image and nearly finished it.

I used its marco function only twice trying to get a good photo of a California Poppy.

Along our hike, we came across several lizards, and I was able to get a couple photos of 1 of them.

On part of the hike, we were able to see a small winery, although we weren’t able to figure out which one it is.

Among the many hike options, we decided to find Mesa Pond. We had a little difficulty finding it but eventually did. It’s a rather small pond, but I guess that’s what ponds are.

The rest of the hike was lovely and scenic.

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