Tall reeds and wispy purple flowers grew up from the shallow stream of water.
As twilight arrived, the cicadas and crickets began to broadcast at full volume.
On this trail, shady beauty and quiet peace come together to create a wonderful adventure.
Under the cover of greenery, we hopped from one stone to the next, passing twisty roots running through the rocks on the sides of valley.
Our time in the Carmel Mountains that day had been everything that we could have hoped for: beautiful, quiet, fun, and exciting.