Saturday, December 05, 2009

Running In the Desert

View along Anetelop Hwy from LA into the Mojave
Terrain for Sunday's race...there is a marked trail there somewhere...I think

As I drove into the remote valleys outside of LA the scenery was spectacular. Made into the small desert town of Ridgecrest with no problemas and headed out for a little shake out run along the desert "trails". Unlike the rocky and tree-lined single tracks around Boulder the Mojave serves up a series of paths criss-crossing one another amidst the cacti and desert brush.
Funny thing about this area is the presence of a large US Naval base operting out of "China Lake". I'm quite certain there has not been any water in these parts for a good number of years and find it a bit strange to have a Navy base in the desert. I guess they are practicing their dry-land drills.
Plan to chill today and take in some of the college football action like the Florida-Alabama game.
Keep it smooth...

1 comment:

Caroline said...

Good luck Brad! I can't wait to hear all about the race. And if you're up for a drive down to San Diego you're always welcome!!