After parking the car at a golf course I have to cross some rail tracks to access the trail.
Right after the rail tracks I making a right turn. Once I complete the loop I'll be running down the little trail seen on the left side.
Within the first mile some climbing has to be done; climbing over a gate.
This gate needs no climbing but rather an elegant jump over the chain in the middle of the gate.
Once the 2nd gate is jumped I make a left turn.
Some directions - some rules... I'm running... who cares...
I LOVE to run during spring because everything is blooming. The smell of the flowers in incredible. I never forget to smell the flowers along my runs.
The first part is a 2.3 mile fairly flat run within the canyon along the ridge. During the summer the heat can get to 100 Fahrenheit or more. Right now it's nice and breezy.
Everything is so amazingly green. After the rainy season most of the green dies and everything is brown then.
Just 2.3 miles into the run I take a sharp left turn into a small trail, which is overgrown with grass and flowers. I just love this part going up this trail. It will go uphill for a while now to the top of the ridge.
Making my way up to the top. On the left side you can see the road I just ran on.
This trail is just incredible amazing. It's overgrown with grass and flowers and I just love it so much. Life's good.
OK, this looks like a lot of grass but I am actually holding down the camera to the ground making everything look bigger.
About a bit more than half-way up the hill I merge with another trail and make a sharp left turn. If I would go straight here I would end up in Yorba Linda.
I'm now on the Scully Ridge trail and going up up up.
Almost on top the uphill are getting pretty though and power-walking does the job right now.
And then: the icing of the cake. A incredible panorama view all over Chino Hills.
The run on the ridge is just fabulous! The views are spectacular. Straight ahead you can see another tall hill which is actually another training route of mine.
Running along the ridge towards the golf course where I parked my car.
In the summer there's almost no green here, which is hard to believe right now.
Keeping running and loving every minute of it. The environment is giving me so much energy and I feel exceptionally good on this run.
Downhill now baby! About 1.5 miles to the finish line :)
Up ahead, with the reddish roof, there's the golf course and my destination.
During the last mile the flowers are just overwhelming. It's so beautiful and I am having a difficult time understanding why people don't want to be up here experiencing this nature.
(Wow, blurry one) Anyhow, I'm done with the run. 5.8 miles in 1 hour and 5 minutes. This loop has an elevation gain of +1019.6 feet.