But I went along with the promise of a nice lakeside hike and a close proximity. And close it was! We went to Lake Chabot in San Leandro. I was surprised they had such a nice lake so near to the cities. On the Peninsula we have Crystal Springs, but you aren't allowed to touch it since it's drinking water.
Lake Chabot was teeming with people, mostly on the picnic tables and BBQ pits. There were many on the weird "gym" playground.
|That'd be an elliptical. Lol.|
Beware the poison oak on the sides of the trail, it was EVERYWHERE.
There are a lot of other kinds of non-itchy plants around though!
|It really is a pretty lake!|
After our hike, Sak and I were lame and went back to the car to sit on our phones. :P But in my defense the mosquitos were biting me because it was dusk. My parents and sister fished for a good hour and half, hoping for some of the catfish that had been planted the day before.
I wouldn't mind coming back to this nearby lake in the future, with a rental boat and a good book. That'd be relaxing. And it's still surprising how you can live in the Bay Area so long and *still* not have seen/done everything. I guess that's the fun part of living here!