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  • 8 miles
  • 01:27 time
  • 683 calories
  • 2 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. Shared Photo

    And one more, lest you wonder why I chose Idyllwild as home.

  2. Shared Photo

    Also from a town road from tonight's walk. Look closely; you can see the house lights beginning to turn on here in this mile-high mountain valley. Idyllwild!

  3. Shared Photo

    Views like this from the streets of town themselves! from tonight's walk

  4. walk
    great A sunset-to-night walk throug... 3.79 mi 00:49 12:48 pace

    A million stars in the sky. But who's counting. But being a street stroll, I actually DID have a connection, and we could hear all y'alls comments coming in haha. Entertaining, Andrea S.... read more

    • Andrea S.
      Andrea S.

      Go, go, go, Ric!

      3 days ago Like1 person

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    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      LOL. You'll find that wearing VFFs requires a healthy self-confidence. Even well fitting ones will cause people to point and gasp and children to giggle. ;-)

      2 days ago Like1 person

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      The manager I work for, wore them to meetings occasionally back when the company was smaller. Then he decided to give up running and stick to playing squash only, saying that his knees could not take both. So no more Vibrams FF

      2 days ago Like1 person

  5. RUN
    alright Ouch, but lives to tell 4.18 mi 00:38 09:12 pace

    One of those runs where I just wasn't feeling it ... until I was feeling it bad -- like when a piece of the trail gave way on a transverse-sloped section and I had a short tumble -- lots of sc... read more

  6. RUN
    good Run back for Mike n Ginny 1.02 mi 00:10:43 10:30 pace

    After reaching the upper trailhead of today's all-uphill run, rather than waiting for Mike and Gin, I decided to back down to find them en route because (a) it seemed like a nice thing to do a... read more

  7. RUN
    great Up & up & up! 6.4 mi 01:26 13:26 pace

    With run buds Mike & Ginny, we carpooled off the mountain to run up the dirt, 1-lane "Old Control" mountain fire road" from its bottom (2300') to its top (5100') in Idy... read more

  8. RUN
    great High Carumba! 11.32 mi 01:53 09:59 pace

    Because I got a later start than planned, I was motivated to push hard and move fast (well, "fast" for me, for a mountain trail with almost 3k' of elevation gain) because Devil'... read more

    • Vira K.
      Vira K.

      Have a great run!!!

      9 days ago Like2 people

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    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      TJ - Didn't know you speak cockney. Noice indeed. :)
      Vira - got it; so the biblical kind of manna. cool.

      7 days ago Like

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      Yes, Arleen. I took some risks moving to such a small town -- unless you're into food service, you have to have an off-the-hill income source. But I've not regretted the move (4 yrs ago). The community, the views, the mountains, the trails make it worth the remoteness.

      7 days ago Like1 person

  9. Shared Photo

    from tonight's run

  10. Shared Photo

    One of the dozen-or-so switchbacks that make getting up Devil's Slide a little easier. A little.

  11. walk
    great Walk to town in the dark 1.62 mi 00:24 14:43 pace

    Thanks for the blow-by-blow commentary, Tj M. and
    Pierre M. on my walk to town for cuppa @ Higher Grounds. :)

    While i enjoyed the walk to town (listen to the latest podcast from "Thi... read more

  12. walk
    good Evening walk with Suzanne 2.65 mi

    Same route as, same elevation gain, same cricket serenade, same woman. Some things need not change.

  13. Shared Photo

    Sorry for delay. Internet's back to normal (which, in the mountains, still ain't great, but…), so here's 4th photo I promised. Tho half last night's trail was wooded, the wester... read more

  14. Shared Photo

    connection's too slow tonight, so i'll just post 3, not 4 pix, but you get the gist. Variance. :)

  15. Shared Photo

    a fun uphill section

  16. Shared Photo

    Demo'ing the trail's variety today. 4 pics coming, and they will look like 4 different places. :)

  17. RUN
    great Awesome Easy Photo Run 5.6 mi 00:52 09:12 pace

    Took a nice easy pace, choosing a route through the trail Labyrinth that offered lots of variance - heavily forested parts, High Desert stuff, and everything in between, and shooting lots of stuff... read more

  18. walk
    good Wildwood Walk from Wayne Rd 2.65 mi

    Wandering the nearby streets of Idyllwild, with the goal of spending a chunk of that time on a dirt road. Er, well, mud road, thanks to some much-needed rain.

  19. RUN
    alright Run. Ish 3.29 mi 00:35 10:34 pace

    I had grand intentions of a 6-mile loop with tons of altitude, but wasn't feeling up to snuff when I got out there. Lacked gumption, plus my foot was hurting again (from my labor day weekend K... read more

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      When she texts you that she's dead, it will be too late? I can only make that joke because I am sure she'll be fine.

      14 days ago Like2 people

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    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      Thanks, guys. I appreciate the support. Honestly, not sure how that foot is going to shake out. I'll keep trying some not-to-aggressive stuff, because it doesn't seem to give me a ton of trouble in the first couple of miles, but this may just take time. I suspect it's a hairline fracture. Nothing a doctor can do, and something that will self heal in five or six weeks.

      12 days ago Like

    • Andrea S.
      Andrea S.

      Take care of you!

      12 days ago Like1 person

  20. Shared Photo

    My final Z in Sue R. 's ABC game is another Z-axis composition -- yes, that is indeed the trail cutting through this split boulder, and, as you might presume, you must zig then zag to get thro... read more