Walk This Way...this way
Recently, casual travel has placed me squarely on path of some exquisite multi-use trails.Swords Park Trail of Billings, Mt., for example is an award winning, sensational, 3.8 milebeauty overlooking the city from sandstone formations known as the "Rimrocks".Parallel to the airport access road, vistas from 500 + feet above the city are heavenly.The city of Jackson, Wy. featured a convenient 8 mile bike/walk trail linking Jackson Hole, Wy. Airport.
Abundant fresh air, spectacular views, and the Teton Mountains serving asa backdrop, made this a most pleasurable experience.Finally, the city of Long Beach, Ca... What a pleasant surprise!Following a web search, I discovered a trail system that offeredan 8.5 mile trek, connecting directly with the airport.Beautiful! Most impressive, here, was the Asian runner of some four foot ten inches, and seventy plus
years, approaching in a rush. Barely having time to greet and pivot, my mouth agape, he
neared the vanishing point.Questionable aerobic progress can easily be offset by experiences such as these.Endeavoring to remain a body in motion, I bebf
100% agree! I just wish there was a better way to find them.
It seems hit or miss when I'm trying to find a route when I'm out on the road sometimes.
Sounds like some great runs.
Upcoming races: Brazos Bend 50 Miler - 4/25/15
Age: 46 Weight: 200 Height: 6'2" (Goal weight 195)
Current PR's: Mara 3:48:09 (2013); HM 1:36:42 (2015); 10K 43:59 (2014); 5K 21:27 (2013)
*Discovered this not long ago:If you click the "maps" tab while doing a Google search,and then click "directions", this action will result in acity-wide view and a display of four icons. Each can be clickedin turn. They are: (1) car icon which allows for "point a to b" driving directions(2) bus icon which searches for public transportationinfo/timetables from point a to b.(3) pedestrian icon which displays suggested walking routesfrom point a to b.*(4) bicycle icon which when clicked (while having just the citymap view displayed), will render a city-wide biking trail overlay.Repeated zooming/panning within this view will allow for increasinglymore detailed images, and location information._Seems to be a very user friendly.Panning the map and searching for rivers, bodies of water, etc. willoften reveal real gems of run/bike trail systems along their boundaries.