I woke up extra early and was out of the house by 6:45 to meet my running group to run at Point Reyes National Seashore.
Heidi, Denise, Sue, Brittany and i climbed into the SUV and drove south to Point Reyes... our chatter sometimes silenced by the beauty of the landscape around us. Fog laying low on the earth.. the sun above shining so brightly touched down into the low-lying clouds and looked like fairy dust... it really felt magical!
We ran nearly 10-1/2 miles this morning in Point Reyes National Seashore and it was truly a spectacular run... breezing past the Douglas fir forest and along the rushing Bear Valley Creek. The Bear Valley trail ended here at the end of the california coastline called Arch Rock and so we stopped and took pictures.
It was incredible!!! This part of of our coastline is not anywhere near roads and cars and people. It probably looks much like it did a hundred years ago. The photo below is probably where the name Arch Rock got its name.
I soaked in the beauty and then sat down on the ground and emptied out a small rock out of my left shoe and smoothed out the wrinkle from my sock on my right shoe... and headed back.
Through the ferns, moss-covered trees and forget-me-nots framing our trail.
In two weeks I will run this again. I plan to film this on my Flip. It really truly is an amazing trail.
By the way, this is along the San Andreas Fault. Apparently it's one of the most scariest places to be if you're ever in an earthquake here. So.. it's an obvious great place to run if you wanna quicken your pace ... as I did as I ran toward the car.