Congratulations Art and Mieko!

Most of us in the club have run many parts of the 70 mile Backbone Trail. Sometimes it is hard to get a perspective of the whole trail when done in short segments at different times. Art and Mieko have a pretty good picture of the trail that runs from Will Rogers to Ray Miller. This year, in 3 consecutive days, they ran the entire trail. January 2 they ran 25 miles from Will Rogers to Tapia, then January 3, 26 miles from Tapia to Mishe Mokwa, and finally on January 4th, the last 16 miles from Mishe Mokwa to Ray Miller.

Attention Trail Runners--Black Widow Danger!

Large Black Widow

There has been a resurgence of western black widow (Latrodectus hesperus) in our local mountains. Although varying greatly in size, she is very easy to spot-- The female is black, and has a red hour glass shaped marking on her belly. As her name implies, she has a habit of causing the demise of her male partner after she has no more use for him. It is best to avoid contact with this species if seen on the trails. Common symptoms of black widow infection include swollen knees, tendonitis, and utter exhaustion. Look for her as depicted in this image, and beware:

Exciting New Spring 2009 Schedule

The Spring 2009 schedule is posted, and has some exciting events. We are running Morgan Creek, off the Ortega Hwy. followed by brunch at Sarducci's on Feb. 15th. On March 28th, we make our yearly trek to Santa Cruz Island with a new 8 mile course to Montanan Ridge. April 26 ushers in a new loveable 12 mile Backbone course from Kanan Dume to Encinal Road and back. Try not to miss our Chantry Flats run May 17th. And the weekend of June 6th-7th is a trip to San Francisco with a heavily forested Pt.

Westridge/Farmer Ridge/Bent Arrow/ NO POT LUCK

Date: 
Sun, 06/28/2009 (All day)

Will Rogers / SAVE OUR STATE PARKS

Date: 
Sun, 06/21/2009 (All day)

 

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Los Liones/Parker Overlook/Trippet--Restaurant

Date: 
Sun, 06/14/2009 (All day)

Westridge/Mulholland/Sullivan Ridge Gate

Date: 
Sun, 06/07/2009 (All day)

San Francisco

Date: 
Sun, 06/07/2009 (All day)

San Francisco

Date: 
Sat, 06/06/2009 (All day)

Sycamore Canyon/Chamberlain Rock

Date: 
Sun, 05/31/2009 (All day)
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