On Saturday D. and I took a walk along a stretch of the Los Gatos Creek Trail in San José, between Fuller Ave. and W. San Carlos St. Here are some of the pics I took.
We are here.
Bridge over Los Gatos Creek.
Los Gatos Creek is dry right now.
Wild lettuce floofy seed heads.
The trail passes by Del Monte Park.
Part of a sculpture by Gerald Heffernon in Del Monte Park called "Beaver-Splash-Jump-Dog."
The trail continues across the road from the park and goes past some new townhomes.
Del Monte Plant #3 used to be at this site, canning fruits and vegetables from 1893 to 1999. This was an ideal location for a cannery because it was close to a large labor pool and just a few miles from fruit orchards and vegetable farms.
The water tower is 128'6" tall and can hold 5,000 gallons. When the plant closed in 1999 it was using 900,000 gallons of water a day.
There are townhomes there now. Sections of Plant #3's original exterior walls have been left in place around the perimeter of the campus as echoes of the site's past.
The trail as it goes by the housing complex.
One of the feral cats hanging out in the landscaping beside the townhomes.
The Southern Pacific tracks cross Los Gatos Creek here (between the 2 left-most telephone poles).
A US Airways jet approaches nearby San José International Airport.
A light rail line runs along the other side of the townhome complex, where we are cautioned to look both ways.
Rose hips are ripening as summer wanes.
Fleur and floof.
Heading back on Los Gatos Creek Trail.