Sunday, November 16, 2008

November 16th? Really?

I can't believe it's mid-November. I took my two favorite boys out to Sunol Regional Wilderness East Bay Regional Parks this morning.


It was so beautiful out there. The leaves on the trees have changed colors to yellow, red, orange. They are falling on the trails and making them extra soft. The leaves are really the only hint of fall though. It's over 70 degrees today and people are definitely taking advantage of it. There were a lot of people out with their four legged furry kids. The Alameda Creek runs through the park and it was pretty dry today but there was enough water in a few areas for water loving dogs to get their fix. I love watching all the dogs enjoy themselves in the great outdoors. Every single one of them have their tails high and smiles on their faces. We did a loop up the main trail past Little Yosemite and then took Canyon View Trail back to the car. There were a ton of baby cows hangin' out with their mommies. Boomer kept running ahead to poke his head in all the drainage pipes. He's so funny. Now he has started to go INSIDE them and he even went through one and came out on the other side of the trail today.

The Canyon View Trail has a very special place in my heart because it is the very first "trail" I ever ran on. That's where I fell in love with trail running. Matter of fact, the photo on top of my blog is taken on this trail. It's hard to find shade and there's no drinking water sources, but November through March are great months to run here. It's a little further away than Garin for me but I have to remember it IS worth it.

6 comments:

Southbay Girl said...

If we could only learn from dogs-they love life and are always happy! Sounds like a wonderful trail run! I'm so jealous!!!

Jo Lynn said...

You're right southbay girl. Especially Boomer -- he's got quite the life.

run to eat said...

Mikey and I can't wait to join you and Boomer again.....tails waggin' and trading drinking bowls!

Jo Lynn said...

Hey girl - Yes, you and Mikey are welcome anytime your schedule allows. We look forward to trading drinking bowls with you again. ;)

Rick Gaston said...

We are having some amazing weather. Last week, combined with the full moon, made for some sweet night runs.

Jo Lynn said...

Hi Rick! I read about your beautiful full moon run in SF. I tried to comment about it but my comment didn't stick. Nice to see you.