The Napa Valley isn't just for oenophiles. A camping trip to America's most famous wine producing region can produce opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, cycling, or hang gliding; fishing, bird watching and nature loving!
After a day of cold weather and rain, the sun peaked out for a few hours before sunset, inviting me on an outdoors adventure. I headed out for a walk along the Ritchey Canyon Trail in Bothe Napa Valley State Park. The creek was flowing higher with fresh rain water and the scent of wet soil lingered in the forest. Dead leaves dropped from the over hanging trees carpeting the trail and moss hung from branches. The late afternoon proved to be quiet, with no other hikers on the trail. Birds chirped from perches overhead, singing a song in the afternoon sunshine.
Photo: The Ritchey Canyon Trail in Bothe Napa Valley State Park. | © Monica Prelle
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