I love exploring new trails and on January 24, 2016, I got to venture on the Kanan/Backbone Trail to Zuma Edison.
The Kanan Trail is part of the Backbone Trail System that spans 67.79 miles across the length of the Santa Monica Mountains, from Will Rogers State Historic Park to Point Mugu.
We ran from Kanan to Zuma Edison on our Dirt Diva training run, 16.09 miles with 4,820 feet of climbing!
The views were gorgeous and so serene.
I love these trail signs and love learning the names of the trails and how they all connect.
We climbed and climbed!
My training partner, Joyce, wanted us to work on power hiking on the climbs. I did the best I could but it was tough as just never stopped climbing!
At this point on the trail, we were treated to a beautiful view and a resting place!
The shade was lovely!
We kept running until we got to our coach, Keira, who had an aid station for us at the turn-around. We had an option to keep going but we turned around at Mile 8.
Hooray for our coach, Keira, who had water, Coca Cola, chips and other goodies for us! It was warming up and I needed a refill.
We climbed more on the way back.
I love these mountains!
We headed back through the woodsy part of the trail.
I felt good about doing back-to-back long runs and I felt pretty good! I need to keep working on climbing and my footing on single track trail. I see little improvements each time!
Your path, your pace, Tam