Arrived a little after 6 and it was freaking packed. I had to park nearly a half mile away from the trailhead. It was really humid and a ton of people on trail. A little slower than I would have liked to do it but oh well. The second half is always so humbling.
Holy Geeze this was a rough obstacle course race. We started at 9:30 and finished around 4:30 maybe. It was over 100 degrees with a lot of climbing and obstacles. A lot of people were dropping from heat exhaustion. So many people dropped that they cancelled the race for tomorrow. I had a great time and would love to do another Spartan race at this distance.
Nice and shady out this morning and not very many people. My first time on this section of national, box canyon and, los lomitas. The big rain definitely did some damage to these trails. This is a very nice loop.
WOOOOHOOOOO. I wanted to do this one a couple weeks ago with some friends but couldnt make it due to them both being injured. Then last week we ended up doing Hortons Creek. So finally me and Pops were able to make it up today. We hit the trail at about 5:45 with a few people ahead of us. We got by them in the first mile or so and had the trail all to ourselves. Once we got to the saddle it got a little windy. We then started up the first false summit. The mile after the saddle seemed to be the toughest mile for me. we made it up to the real summit in 2hrs 29mins and the fog set in pretty thick and obstructed most of the far visibility. We start encountering people shortly after we left the summit. There was a ton of people. The tortoises only got past by two runners on the way down though . This was my first hike breaking 10miles and my first hike at real high elevation. It was amazing.
Took a little drive with pops up north today. I wanted to do something a little cooler and at higher elevation. It was some good climbing but it was real beautiful. Loved this hike. Good company as well.
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