Trail running

This is what much of my trail running looks like here at the coast. Those vines are covered in thorns….just like on a rose bush.

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When I find a new trail, I take some time to pull down the dead vines and form a clear (sort of) path.

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No matter how cloudy I always wear some sunglasses and an excellent hat to protect my face and eyes. Never go into brush like this without them, and be sure and put on bug spray.

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The paths are simple, single track deer trails.

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And they wind all through the forest.  I took the one to the right…the path less traveled.

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Amazing, eerie post oaks.

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With the cooler weather I am comfortable running them, but come spring when the mosquitos and snakes come out, I may have to keep to the more well trodden trails in town.  Not to mention I would need to wear long sleeves and pants in 100F weather to keep from getting covered in poison oak.

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I was telling Bill about the new section I found (above) and he said “When it warms up you better rethink that area….corals and moccasins will be swarming it”.  Our county has a tremendous presence for coral snakes…..even on the paved paths.  Remember this guy that slithered under my shoe and over the back of my heel?  Don’t try this at home folks….

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Right.

In the meantime, while the cold fronts are still marching through, I will continue running after the deer.

Parting shot:  Text picture sent to Bill after my run while I was baking bread.  I got back silence.  LOL!

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2 Responses to Trail running

  1. Leeann says:

    Well, that picture is funny but it is *slightly* terrifying! 😉

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