Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Beautiful Day on Mt. Tam


I'm going to do my best to let my pictures do the talking here, as they are more than worthy of the responsibility. I ran an awesome 1/2 marathon today in the Santa Cruz mountains, running a respectable 2:52 (Ed ran an even more respectable 1:50!). That post is for another day, but the run did take a lot out of me, leaving me less than eloquent.

So, without further ado, here in pictures is our 8 mile jaunt on Mt Tam last weekend. We took Alpine Spring trail to West Point Inn, and from there took a fire trail up to the summit. It was a place we always wanted to visit, and we were excited to go there on foot.


(A lizard checking out the view)


Taking a break in a Mt Tam Gravity Car



We were very happy with the views, and accidently took a mile-ish trail around the summit, which sported amazing views of our whole surroundings.






Ed taking a break running on a side trail (I was too nervous about the bees that were hanging at the trail)



The summit lookout - I'd seen this in photos before


Then, we got a chance to go to the very top!

We made good time on the way down, but I was hurting by the end. I think it was just too much time outside (we spent a while on the summit) - mostly, dehydrated, sunburned and low in electrolytes.

The view from our car at the finish of our run

On the way down, we stopped to check out a place to take photos together after the wedding (we wanted redwoods), and were pleased.


Shortly thereafter, I started feeling incredibly sick - nauseous and pretty miserable. We also hadn't eaten in well over 5 hours, and my breakfast was french toast, not exactly lasting food. So, we stopped for sandwhiches - I tried to come in, but felt a bit like I was going to keel over, so I hurried back to the car. Ed saved the day with a big bag of salty chips and a good sandwich. It helped a lot, and soon I was feeling better and we were heading home.

Amazing to think that the next time we are on that mountain, it will be for our wedding :).

8 comments:

Glenn Jones said...

Nice photos Addy! Thanks for sharing. Santa Cruz is one of my favorite places in California. Especially Marianne's ice cream shop. And the Staff of Life. Sigh....

Sarah said...

Beautiful pictures! I love seeing the blue skies and sun. Can you send some of that up here to Oregon? ;)

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goldentrails said...

congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

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