The weather has been absolutely stunning the past few days here in Southern California. Bright blue skies, temperatures in the upper 70’s and low 80’s, humidity in the single digits. Time to head out into the hills.
Looking north toward Irvine and down into the canyon we’ll be running in.
One third a mile into the run I see my first snake of the day. A rattler! Buzz!!!!!!
Right down the trail I see another. At least this gopher snake isn’t poisonous!
The view toward the ocean.
Heading down some single track. With all the snakes out, I better keep my eyes and ears open.
A wet winter means that the flowers are in full bloom.
Down at the bottom of Deer Canyon. Nice campsites here.
Time to climb out now. Crap.
That shouldn’t be my heart rate when walking!
Okay. It isn’t Garden of the Gods, the Grand Canyon, or the Sierra Nevada, but it’s four miles from where a million or so people live. I’m lucky to have it!