52:August

27.53 miles 58,376 steps +4,800 elev

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25. Devil’s Slide, Pacifica: 1.98 miles

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26. Land’s End, San Francisco: 1.99 miles, 2437 stairs

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27…was a bust: the “trails” were roads, but at least the Foz got some dirt time. 27a—Searching for White Rock Water: 0.17 miles; 27b—Glen Oaks Mine: 0.29 miles; 27c—Mount Francis Summit: 1.1 miles

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28. Willow Creek to Granite Basin #347: 2.36 miles

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29. Poland-Walker Tunnel: 4.32 miles

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30. Watershed Trail / Deer Lick Spring: 6.13 miles, 13 tadpoles

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31. Groom Creek Loop: 9.19 miles, and one fantastic sunset

Perspective

It’s taken over a decade, but I might just be over my desert phase. There are some trees—some greenery—up here in Prescott, but each trip out I’ve been wandering toward taller and taller mountains, wetter and wetter climates. Running up the coast this month didn’t help, I feel the grey skies and cold mist of the sea calling me home. I’m not sure where we’ll end up next, but I sense a change in the wind coming…

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