Friday, January 2, 2009

2008 closed in true trail running fashion

I am a few days behind on posting cool runs due to many circumstances.

I had the chance new years eve to bust out and run 3 hours on the Backbone trail.

While it was foggy at sea level, it was 70 and beautiful up at 2000 feet.

I took a photo tour of the run, which I will post later, it has some cool stuff. I attempted to piss Adam off by text him pictures of my run from my camera, during the run. Knowing it was 14 below in MN that morning, I thought it would be a nice touch.

I was attacked by red fire ants at the top of one peak, and have welts all over my feet. Not as bad as those Superior "Ninja" hornets, but they did hurt. How can ants hurt? It must have been comical watching me dance off that peak like Chris Farley in Tommy Boy when he is pretending being attacked by bees.

I even met a guy on the way down who adopted a kid from Blaine. Go Figure!

It was a spectacular run. The photos are cool. Here is a tease
Mountains in the distance.
Angeles Crest course in the distance
San Fernando Valley
Skull Rock
Bay Watch Life Gaurd Station
The 4th Street Steps
San Vicente

Once I can get a bluetooth link, I will post em.

Tomorrow. Backbone trail East. I am starting at Topanga Canyon and running west to Tapia State park and back. As a kid, I thought it was called Tafia (taffy) state park, and could not understand where they got the name.

Hopefully I won't get lost. But the great thing about this mountain range is..... if you get lost, run toward the ocean. If you are still lost...... there is no hope for you.


Runnin-from-the-Law said...

Sounds great - can't wait to see the photos!

SteveQ said...

I've tried your advice of run to the ocean - unfortunately, there's ocean both ways, if you go far enough.

Helen said...

I am jealous. Hope the MN-cold is not too much of a shock to your system!