We did the nine mile inner loop around the lake today. No bicycles are allowed on about half of this loop. I feel a bit safer when bikes aren't competing for space on the trails when I'm running. The first 1.75 miles of the run was on pavement so Boomer had to be on a leash. But, once we hit dirt, he could be leash free. This was his bridge to freedom:
It was 3.33 miles before we hit the cool single track trails.
We enjoyed 3.5 miles of beautiful trails, winding through lots of Eucalyptus trees, ferns, moss covered rocks. Boomer was having an absolute ball. I thought I loved single track!! This boy was born for the stuff. We only saw a couple of people on this portion of the run.
We hit the paved trail again, with about three miles left to reach the marina. The lake came back into sight.
He rolled in some crap (literally, he rolled in $HIT!) so I had to bathe him in the front yard with the cold hose before he could come in the house. It was bad enough I had to smell it all the way home. Bleh! I wish I knew what dogs were thinking when they did this most disgusting act. Anybody know?
It was nice to have a change of scenery today. I always think it's so far to drive but really, it's only about 20-25 minutes. Most of this loop is in the shade, probably a good 85% of it. I'll need to remember that when summer comes. No available drinking water though.