8.16.2014 - #beepbeep @sarahpark 💙👯💛 (at City of Highland Park)
Dammit, my car is getting towed by a cartoon tow truck again.
The places I run are pretty.
(1) Straight up a super-steep hill that goes up about 650’, where you can gasp for air and frantically try to lower your heart rate while taking in a panoramic view of town / the mountain / the Minarets on one side, and the airport / Crowley Lake on the other side. 3 miles up and down, total.
(2) The comfort of my couch to the top of Mammoth Rock Trail (elevation: 8,475’), which you can see in the photo. It’s the trail that cuts across the mountain immediately below the bigass rock. From there, descend down into the meadow to the left (out of frame), where you’ll be overheard by day hikers as you shout “this fucking sucks!” before looping back around on the above-pictured dirty little road back home, somewhere in that town-y looking pile of houses in the distance. 6 miles exactly, with a glorious view of the mountain the whole entire way, even though you want to puke for most of it.