January 7, 2008

Westridge in the rain
We made the last minute decision to change the scheduled run to Westridge due to the high chance of rain and extremely muddy conditions on the Ray Miller Trail.  It poured on the drive up to the trailhead but let up just as we were getting out of our cars.  Not another drop fell confirming that we were meant to run that day.  Some of us dove into Sullivan Canyon and were treated to a hearty, babbling brook that crossed the trail more than a dozen times along the way up to Mulholland.  The rocky soil guaranteed no mud and the dampness killed any chance of dust.  I can't remember a better day at Westridge.

Palisades Highland to Garapito Trail.
The weather forcast for this weekend is dry and sunny with highs near 70 degrees.  We start at the Topanga State Park trailhead at the top of Palisades Highlands which has nice restrooms and water.  The run up towards Eagle Peak should provide spectacular views of the San Fernando Valley provided the sun can burn off the typical LA morning haze.  Well break off the fire road to the beautiful Garapito trail before returning to the start. 
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