If you like cycling, hiking and dogs – you will like this post. It is mostly a visual journey of a magical morning ‘mountain’ walk, with Shep. By mountain I refer to the fire road which starts at the end of the canyon I live in. Today I was reminded of how much fun I had with my MTB before I gave it away (yeah, I know, one of those stupid impulse decisions).
Anyway, Shep and I hit the trail by 6 am and it was truly a glorious morning, driving trough dense marine layer, breaking through and looking down at a sea of fog. If you like you can see all 57 images here, because I only posted a handful below. So, take a little journey with me and click on an image if you want to see the full resolution.
We hiked to what I call the ‘second water tower’, which sits just above the Mountain Gate community. From there you can see Sepulveda Pass and the 405 Freeway snaking up and over from the valley. It was a good 1 1/2 hour hike and Shep had a ball when we ran into the dog walker with her 10 dogs. He just loves other dogs and after chatting with her for a while I learned that she is up there almost every day. I think I will make it up there at least a couple of times a week now, good for me and Shep.
Later on I got on April and did hill repeats on Sepulveda, three times up and over for a total of 41 miles and 4300 vertical feet. Now, my legs are jelly, and I am glad to be out of the saddle and in a comfy chair blogging.