Pogonip… Po-go-nip… fun to say, isn’t it?

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It’s a hike we took in Santa Cruz while we were RVing at Seacliff.  The day before Kevin came and did the mountain bike trail there and told us we would really like it.  He was right.

It started off slightly up hill and pretty open.

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But before long we were in a beautiful woodsy area.  The trees were what caught my attention.

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Our map told us we were going to the “Club House”.  Dave was excited thinking he could buy a cold beer there.  Well… maybe several years ago he could have!

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 Pogonip Clubhouse — an old barn house-like structure that once was headquarters to the first United States Women’s Polo Association and boasted one of the nation’s top scenic golf courses on its grounds. Blackberry brambles now burst through cracks in the old tennis courts, the windows are all boarded up, and a high chain-link fence surrounds the building’s perimeter.

 

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All in all it was a great hike.  Not too long… not too strenuous.  It was a reminder that we need to keep moving!  As nice as it is to sit in my reclining chair by our RV with the view of the ocean and read a good book, we need to break it up with some activity.

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I think Kari would agree!

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Thank you Kevin for the recommendation!