First Walk and Last – Spring Lake

Many years ago, Mike and I walked at Spring Lake where at first I had a tough time making it up the dam. Over the years my stamina increased even though I had more and more health challenges. Walking in the beautiful places of Sonoma County and California has certainly helped me physically and mentally and soulfully.

boat launch Spring Lake

I am preparing for total knee replacement tomorrow. So walking will become a new challenge for a while. Things have been slow on the blog lately (you may have noticed) and they will be much slower in the next few months.

Here’s a couple of pictures from our walk at Spring Lake last weekend. The swimming lagoon is hopping with youthful energy and the other side of the lake brings peace. (Note: It costs money to play on the equipment in the lagoon, but swimming outside is still okay. It costs money to launch a boat now besides the park entrance fee. You have your annual pass right?)

Swimming lagoon Spring Lake

I have updated a few old posts lately. Check out these links.

Sonoma Valley

Doran Beach

See you on the trail!

Lynn Millar



16 thoughts on “First Walk and Last – Spring Lake

  1. Thank you, Lynn (& Mike) for all the glimpses into beautiful spots throughout Sonoma County & beyond for this non-walker. I’ve always enjoyed your blog (and shared it, as well).

    Many blessings for that new knee to carry you forward & upward!


  2. Thank you, Lynn, for these and all your posts. Wish you a successful surgery and quick recovery.


  3. Hope your knee replacement goes well. I’m glad you are having that done. It will enable you to hike again and enjoy the trails. I had one two and a half years ago and now have over 3500 miles on the new knee. It let me hike the high trails of western Montana that I love so much. The rehab was relatively quick but not entirely painless, but so worthwhile! It’s wonderful that such a thing is possible and that it works so well! Best of luck!

  4. I will miss seeing your posts and blog – I pretend I am walking with you while I sit at my desk working. You inspire me. I have several friends who have done hi and knee replacements – one did the Climate Walk after her knees were replaced – – in her late 70s and still walking because of those new knees. Jeep on truckin’ and I look forward to when you are on the trail again. Keep your site live so we can follow your lead and walk while you rest up and heal.

    • Thank you for your comments Vesta. After 10 days, I feel a lot more energy. Zipping around the house and short trips out the door. I think I’ll be out on trail soon — Lynn

  5. So many positive comments from you here, Lynn – and they’re so good to read. Hope you’re zipping even more and that your short trips have gotten longer! I had a “total right hip replacement,” in 2011 and still am loving’ the new TRH, but hips are a piece of cake compared to knees, I’ve always heard. Don’t envy you the need for the knee, but know if it comes to that, I’ll consider myself lucky if I can have one. Wishing you a total and complete speedy return to the trail. And ALL the BEST.

    • Thank you for your thoughts. I’m at 6 weeks from surgery as of today. Still walking funny and leg is somewhat swollen, but each day is better. I can’t wait to walk in the ‘real’ world again.

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