Sunday, May 4, 2008

3 mile hike and 4 mile run in the Angeles National Forest

We met some friends Dawn and Bill Schneider, who also have two kids, and drove into the Angeles National Forest for some hiking, running, and a picnic. The hike was up to the Vetter Lookout Tower which was originally a forest fire lookout. There is a small white lookout house at the top (5908 ft) with a great 360 degree view of the area. It felt like a much higher elevation than it was. The hike was 1.5 miles each way and Andi and I carried the boys up most of the way (Matt was pretty tired from his cousin Luke's first birthday party the day before). There is a nice trail map online here.

After the hike we drove further to the Chilao Campground where Bill and I did somewhere between 4-5 miles of trail running, the first mile was all switchbacks, probably a little too much for me right now but I made it.

Finally, we had an early picnic dinner of burgers and hot dogs and drove home. It was a fun family trip.
I plan on getting back into my 4 day per week running schedule this week.

1 comment:

johnking said...

if you need me to send out a Cubs hate for your son to wear it wouldn't be a problem. The Twins...come on now!
I actually looked at so-cal, but since they are cutting so many education jobs I kinda backed off.