TALES FROM THE TRAIL (AND SOMETIMES THE ROAD TOO)

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Meadows Trail, the Easy Way

IMG_0732Though there is so little time lately, I did hit the trails this past Sunday. Temperatures were in the 80s, but that’s okay being that I had a nice ocean breeze. Did a loop in Aliso/Wood Canyons again. This time clockwise, which meant going down Meadows Trail, not up. The up part came with Cholla Trail, which is steep, but very short. The the rest of the up part came with rolling hills along West Ridge, and rolling hills are always doable. Got to love those rolling hills!

9.72 miles (15.64 km), 1,246’ (380 m) elevation gain

Picture Diary 1/28/18

Overlooking Wood Canyon while climbing Cholla Trail:IMG_0733View of Saddleback Mtns from West Ridge:IMG_0736Looking down at Laguna Canyon Road from West Ridge:IMG_0744Top of the World, about to exit part and walk through neighborhoods to enter park again:IMG_0746

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Exiting Wilderness Park:IMG_07521 mile later, Trail back into park:IMG_0755IMG_0758Headed toward Meadows Trail:IMG_0762View of Pacific Ocean near top of Meadows Trail:IMG_0763

IMG_0766View of Saddleback Mtns from Meadows Trail:IMG_0772Finishing up Meadows Trail (the easy way (that is down)!:IMG_0778Wood Canyon:IMG_0780

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