Sunday, March 22, 2009

22 miles photog edition!

Twenty three miles was on the plan for this weekend, seeing as I have verbosely posted nearly every day for the last week I'll spare you the write up and you can have the pictorial version. I ended up a bit short on mileage and I was feeling it by the end which was the feedback from the 8 mile tempo run from the night before.

I ventured off onto a new trail on an out and back and then came back to finish off with running loops, I wanted distance not elevation, it was, all in all a good run. The trailhead is about a half mile from our house and I figured, with our move pending, it may be a last opportunity to run to around this area in a while, enjoy:
Mile 1: The start...

Mile 2: It looked a lot better with the crow on the tree

Mile 3: Damp views over the valley

Mile 4: A carpet of spring flowers

Mile 5: Recent rain and sunshine means everything grows quickly

Mile 6: California Whipsnake; a bit worse for wear

Mile 7: Ever onwards...

Mile 8: There are sulfur springs in the area that kill off the trees over time

Mile 9: This is actually a dried river bed!

Mile 10: climbing up from the valley floor

Mile 11: Disappearing into the mist!

Mile 12: Halfway...slight condensation on my glasses!

Mile 13: More damp views!

Mile 14: A sign!

Mile 15: Homeward bound

Mile 16: More spring color

Mile 18: Money can buy you a big house...but it can't buy you any taste!

Mile 19: Greenway trails

Mile 20: Last big view of the run

Mile 21: It's all about mind...

Mile 22:...over matter!

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24 comments:

  1. Great pics Stuart! Love the scenery.. not sure about that snake though :)

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  2. outstanding photo journal. love the pics and the statement at the end.

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  3. Very nice Stuart - gotta get out there with you one of these days.

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  4. great picture - beautiful. Dumb question - what do you have around your feet?

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  5. That was waaaay cool! Love the pics and it looks like a great place to run. You rock dude!! :D

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  6. Wow, you live in such an awesome place, thanks for the tour. I always love your pic's...thanks!

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  7. ha ha ha! Good stuff... poor snakey snakey....

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  8. Beautiful pictures. Who needs a big house when that landscape is completely free?

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  9. love the pics! nice job on the run :)

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  10. With the exception of the snake, it looks like a glorious place to run!!

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  11. looove the pics! such a beautiful run (minus the snake)! awesome job on the 22 miles!

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  12. LOVE the pictures! I hope you were wearing your capris on this run :) You are a running fiend and inspiration to me! Thanks!

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  13. clayberg~ Stacey ;)Mar 23, 2009, 12:10:00 PM

    MIle 4 picture is so beautiful;)
    What a gorgeous place to run!

    Nice job Stuart!

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  14. Beautiful pictures. I'm envious!

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  15. Sweet, another mile by mile one. I always like these posts!

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  16. if I did not know better I would say that those pixs are from some made up place. Just too beautiful!! You are in a trail runners dreams out there.

    Hate the snake but love the Trail Sign photo.

    Nice change on your blog.

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  17. Awesome pics. Great idea to show the run mile by mile. And getting 22 done is pretty awesome.

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  18. I love those pictures, and look at that elevation!! Wow. You super impress me!

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  19. It makes me want to hit the trails!

    My husband and I were just talking about how we want to do more trail running!

    Love your "new look." That trail sign is the best.

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  20. Love the pictorial. You have a gorgeous place to run!

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  21. Wow how beautiful! Where is Hidden Hills? I was in pasadena for 5 years, we hiked all over. Don't recall that area though. Love it!

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  22. Really, I can only repeat all of the comments . . . what a cool post! I, for one, appreciate the snake pic too!

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  23. Love all this pics and your new header!

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  24. That was really cool! You take the best pictures!

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