Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Day 2,670: Running in the canyon

SAN DIEGO -- A funeral brought us back to San Diego and in the morning and afternoon I was able to get out into the San Clemente Canyon for some running -- and caching, of course.

The great thing was there were good trailheads (with restrooms) and parking lots to start. Nothing like throwing yourself in the middle of rush hour traffic and not knowing where to park.

The trails were fairly wide and were a mix of dirt and sometimes smooth rocks. It made for perfect conditions for my travel running shoe, the Solomon Sense Mantra.

The picture below is the view from one of the places where I ultimately turned around. From the bottom of this hill it was only 200' to the cache. I walked up it and was totally gassed. The run back was pleasant, although I was worried whether I'd touched any poison oak that liberally was sprinkled along the trails.

I was happy though to get in just under 6 miles from the four different runs I did today. And a fair number of caches to boot.

Time: 7 a.m./3 p.m.
Temp: 70 degrees
Gear: T-shirt, short, shorts, Solomon Sense Mantra.

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