earlier in the week i biked coyote hills in fremont. the trail ran along the very southern lip of the san francisco bay that separates the penninsula from the east bay. the trail snaked along the shoreline and afforded some nice views of the bay as well as the dumbarton bridge.
[url=/image.php?image=/images/2004/0516/IMG_6622.jpg&title=coyote+hills][/url] i came across this trail called the no name trail. it looked like a pretty pleasant trail that winded its way into the bay along this thin strip of land that looks like it acted as a wave breaker. i decided to go done this path to check it out. when i got to the part that met the bay i looked at the ground and the ground seemed to be moving under me. it looked like the ground was scattering beneath me and i was perplexed as to why this would happen. it was then that i realized that it wasn’t the ground moving at all, but the thousands upon thousands of gnat-like bugs that were swarming off the ground and around me. i immediately turned around and jammed out of there followed by a huge swarm of tiny little bugs. the sky around me darkened by the density of those bugs. it totally freaked me out.
i eventually returned back to the parking lot and decided to go on a different path into the wetlands. it was pretty cool how they created trails that snaked its way through the wetlands. it wasn’t so march a marsh as it was just a watery habitat for many birds and fish. pretty cool and relaxing. overall coyote hills is not bad, just stay away from the bugs. but the one thing about coyote hills is that it is ridiculously windy. i would guess that you encouter winds blowing at least 30 miles per hour. when i got up to the summit point, i got off my bike and was nearly knocked off my feet because of how hard the wind was blowing. pretty cool if you are biking with the wind, painful if you are biking against it.