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  • 12 miles
  • 02:38 time
  • 2074 calories
  • 3 workouts
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  1. RUN
    alright Nature wants this route back,... 4.85 mi 01:07 13:47 pace

    A beautiful route, but I ain't going back here for a while.

    1st, there was that "cloud of witnesses" -- aka gnats -- swarms & swarms of 'em, the likes of which I've... read more

    • Paula A.
      Paula A.

      Wow! Don't mess with Mother Nature!

      about 11 hours ago Like

    • Mike K
      Mike K

      I am picturing the gnat cloud in pursuit of you. Nice Running!

      about 11 hours ago Like

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Bees? That's odd. Gnats are everywhere, we have something similar here at certain seasons. Clouds of midges. Fortunately, no clouds of mosquitoes here, but it used to be really bad for those. Still is, up North. The air was grey with them, as a friend quoted me saying when she went there and saw for herself! Anyway, save that route for "winter".

      about 10 hours ago Like

  2. Shared Photo

    one of the more fun discoveries of the day -- a super-skinny section through this split rock. It's hard to believe a mountain biker can get through it without hitting the handlebar on the rock... read more

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      here's some video of the passage; maybe shows it better: https://youtu.be/T-w9xAEtEzs

      3 days ago Like1 person

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    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      LOL, Kim. The thing to keep in mind when you are on any of the 50 to 60 miles of trails here west of town is that they are all constructed by mountain bikers, so I can use that knowledge to figure out how secure to expect the ground/rocks to be that form such "ramps" as this one. In most cases, if it's steady enough for a bike, it's more than steady enough for a trail runner.

      2 days ago Like

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      The trail engineers do the same thing when a tree falls across the path. Since they are building them illegally, they can't easily go around with chainsaws, and so, instead, they create a ramp effect on either side of the big log with smaller logs.

      2 days ago Like

  3. RUN
    great Cleverleaf patterns in The La... 6.81 mi 01:31 13:22 pace

    This took some patience, especially in the midday sun. My goal was to saturate an area of the trail matrix west of town so you can get a decent overhead understanding of the routes' interconne... read more

  4. Shared Photo

    A lovely sun-dappled meandering segment of today's trail run.

  5. RUN
    great Afternoon hub NE trails Run 4.52 mi 01:06 14:34 pace

    Sort of a gnarly lollipop route. Beautiful wooded hills. Not a soul in sight the whole way. https://syncs.xyz/activity/7ZZHVN

  6. walk
    Afternoon Hike 4.9 mi 01:37 19:53 pace

    Did this one with w/NPR's Terry Gross. Or at least with two episodes of her downloads. https://syncs.xyz/activity/VR1CJF

  7. RUN
    After-work Run with Mike in t... 2.82 mi 00:40 14:07 pace

    Good times with a friend, and a really fun trail with lots of ups/downs, lefts/rights, boulder hopping, shade, and whatnot. https://syncs.xyz/activity/ZFFB7S

  8. RUN
    Lunch Run at the Hub trails 4.11 mi 00:57 13:50 pace

    A fun freestyle course charted through the trail labyrinth west of town. It's easy to get lost out there, but easy to get found, so not knowing exactly where you are is just part of the adven... read more

    • Hazel R.
      Hazel R.

      Lovely - having an internal compass works well here - you know 'sort of' where you are, and are confident that it won't all go wrong. :-) //

      Easy for me to say in just less than a hectare of Sutton Park; maybe not so good in 3500 times that amount in Idyllwild's mountains and valleys.

      8 days ago Like1 person

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    • Paula A.
      Paula A.

      This looks like a fun trail!

      7 days ago Like1 person

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      that it was, Paula, though actually 6 interlinking trails to make the loop you see on the gps map.

      7 days ago Like

  9. RUN
    good Walk down to town, Run back home 3.6 mi

    two events - walking to town at daybreak and then running back home at noon. coming to town: easy (downhill, mid-60s) but uphill was a good workout (uphill & 95 degrees). Good times both ways.

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Getting to be a habit! Nice work.

      9 days ago Like1 person

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    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      "if he knows" is mostly right. The trauma doc (did the Splenectomy) hasn't seen me since early July. The arm doc saw me last week and seems pleased. The neuro doc still hasn't figured out why the hand on my good arm is not working right, so he's not so pleased yet. :)

      8 days ago Like

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      That's a lot of doctors! Keep using the hand, and you'll probably figure out a workaround...

      8 days ago Like1 person

  10. RUN
    good Group hike up to Peak, solo t... 15.05 mi 04:11 16:40 pace

    I tried to stay with the hiking group, I really did. But dang it, I'm just not used to going that slow and taking so many breaks. So, with apologies at the peak, I bid adieu and ran back home... read more

  11. Shared Photo

    is that an inviting trail or what!

  12. Shared Photo

    Those big old California Oaks are just so majestic! Can you make out the path running beside it? They're faint in many places.

  13. Shared Photo

    lovely sunlit pastures out there between the forested areas....

  14. RUN
    great Gnats -- the natural protein ... 7.62 mi 01:52 14:43 pace

    A beautiful place to run and a beautiful time of day - long shadows and warm colors. This is my longest run since beginning the accident recovery, and it felt long. But it felt pretty good too. My... read more

  15. Shared Photo

    The rattler we got rattled by 4 miles into the run today

    • Mike D.
      Mike D.

      Handsome fellow.

      13 days ago Like1 person

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    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      the rule is to stay two full snake's body lengths away to be out of their range. so i was too close.

      13 days ago Like

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Yeah -- you can never predict what a critter will do, so Ric's rule means that if it decides for whatever reason to strike, then be far away enough that it can't. But "most of the time" they are rather torpid and won't bother you unless you step on them or something. Still, be on the safe side, stay away if you can.

      12 days ago Like

  16. Shared Photo

    my new running partner, aka Mr. Clean look-alike. :)

    • Paula A.
      Paula A.

      He does look like Mr Clean a little!

      13 days ago Like1 person

    • Hazel R.
      Hazel R.

      Well, you need to measure him up against something to give use some perspective - but I'm already impressed with leg muscle def. Looks - er - experienced.

      13 days ago Like1 person

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      LOL. i did say he's a triathlete. :)

      13 days ago Like

  17. RUN
    good Afternoon Run with friend. Ob... 4.5 mi 01:31 20:13 pace

    Rattlesnake encounter. I got close enough to get struck before seeing him, but he just rattled and then dropped the whole matter.

    This was the first planned meetup/run with Mike. I bungled his... read more

    • Mike D.
      Mike D.

      good job.

      13 days ago Like1 person

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    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      we're going to meet weekly right after he gets off work, which is withing sight of the trailhead. Convenient. As for your neighbor, I know that Mike seemed a bit concerned about starting out too hard, and i assured him that he can set the pace and distance. you could do likewise to get her started?

      13 days ago Like1 person

    • Paula A.
      Paula A.

      Great Ric! She hasn't been exercising or eating healthy but she is about 40 pounds lighter than me. This might make us fairly even then.

      13 days ago Like1 person

  18. walk
    good trot to town, walk around 1.41 mi

    in for a cuppa at Higher Grounds and back home to work

  19. RUN
    Afternoon Run. Happened acros... 3.95 mi 00:54 13:35 pace

    A fun route, one I've done many times before, but first time since recovery. As I'm driving toward the trailhead, i recognize from behind the runner I'm passing as this cool dude abo... read more

    • Pierre M.
      Pierre M.

      Sounds pretty good! Having a running bud is good, for safety and morale reasons as well as just being companionable!

      15 days ago Like2 people

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    • Hazel R.
      Hazel R.

      Bears! HA! Told you so! I am very pleased that your final DM post will not now be 'running a lonely but very interesting new trail and I hear rustling in the undergro......'!//
      Bear-grappling, although a handy trait in your neighbourhood, is not all you need - you have to get on with the fellow too - hope that the partnership works out. :-)

      15 days ago Like2 people

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      LOL, Hazel!

      14 days ago Like