My first opportunity to get some dirt in my treads came Thursday morning. My wife and I babysat our 1 year old niece overnight so on Thursday morning we started cooking for the feast, playing with the baby, cleaning up the usual and getting ready for our run. Mom came and picked up the baby, food was cooked, prep'd and packaged and we were dressed to run by 10am. We hit Huddart Park in Woodside and ran a 6.5 mile loop that covered a huge portion of the park. We saw people hiking on the lesser known lead in trail near Raymundo Dr. We saw several other hikers and runners as we ran and I couldn't help but wonder why so many people were here and not somewhere else feasting. Instantly it dawned on me that they had spare time and a love of trails just like my wife and I.
|Big Canyon Park, San Carlos|
Sunday was my next day on the trails at Wunderlich Park in Woodside. I got the last spot in the parking lot and saw people just leaving up the trails to start their hikes. I knew the trails were going to be full which shocked me. This morning was colder than usual, the fog was staying around longer and the air was moist and heavy. This is not come outside and play weather but if you have the time and the daylight I say take advantage and apparently I am not alone. I ran all the way to the top of Wunderlich Park covering 5 miles and about 2000' ft of elevation. People were all along the way hiking these slopes. I ran different trails back down to the parking lot covering 75% or more of this park and must have seen at least 10 different couple and 3 or 4 families out for their fresh air. Further proof that I am not the only one who misses the trails now that they are not available whenever I want them.
See Ya in the woods,
P.S. Over the holiday I also added more Gear Reviews, Routes & Media to their respective pages. Enjoy!