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Hot time for barefoot selfies on the trail

Yesterday afternoon my car thermometer read 99 degrees when I parked it at Irvine Regional Park and hit the trail at 5:30 pm.

That’s warm, even for Orange County in September, so the shady dirt road that wound below Holy Sepulchre Cemetery seemed like a good place to start. 499 more words

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Early AM Hikes

Nothing quite like an early morning hike to recharge for the week. The last time that I was at this particular location, it was for a photo shoot, so being able to get past these stepping stones was a victory all in itself. 84 more words


Time for some trash talk

On my regular trail runs in the hills outside of my hometown of Orange, CA, I usually carry a small pack. It contains only one electronic device as I am an advocate of “ 610 more words

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What's more fun than barefoot trail running?

Barefoot trail running combined with parkour!

I like this quote (from Wikipedia, of course).

“Parkour involves seeing one’s environment in a new way, and imagining the potentialities for navigating it by movement around, across, through, over and under its features.” 360 more words

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Waiting for el Nino

During this afternoon’s shoeless run up and down the ridges between Santiago Oaks and Irvine Park . . . it felt like the hills and critters and plants were all waiting, like the wilted black sage (above) . 339 more words

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