Physically and mentally I am doing great. Loving my job, running, hiking, cycling, walking, etc. Enjoying time with my family and Boomer.
I finally tackled Morrison Canyon Road. It's not a very long road but it's one lane and prone to slides so the center of the road has a solid stripe of gravel. There's no shoulder but there are "turn outs" along the way. It's really steep so if a car does come, it's hard to hurry up and get to one of the "turn outs". But, I did it!
I took Sara and the pups to Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland for a hike. This was Sara's first time there and she liked it a lot. It is a park that never disappoints anyone I've taken there.
Soraya and I did the Holstein 100 60-miler out of Petaluma. The route took us along country roads that weren't heavily traveled at all. We went along Hwy. 1 to Tomales Bay, in and out of Marin County. Lots of fields full of Holsteins feeding freely. There was a lot more climbing than I remember from last year but I guess that's because I missed a turn and cut out a 7 mile chunk last year. I think that entire 7 mile chunk was hills. Beautiful ride though, and excellent food at the rest stops and the finish. I'll more than likely go back again next year.
REI Fremont has put together a team to participate in the Jansport 8000 meter challenge taking place September 8th. Guess who
So, needless to say, along with riding my bike up hills I've been hiking some. I took a group up and over Mission Peak last week for a 20-mile hike.
|Kazu, our store manager - his first time up Mission Peak. Haddie on the right.|
|Trail approaching the backside of Mission Peak from Sunol Regional Wilderness Park|
|Backside of Mission Peak. Still a bit of a way to go but at least it's in sight.|
Finally, we are up to two days ago.
I took my store manager back to Mission Peak for some trail time. We started at 6:30 a.m. and it was cold, dark and foggy. By 7:15, we were here:
Simply beautiful. We were able to take our top layers off and were on the top of the peak a short while later and this was our view of the bay area. Pretty incredible.