I wore the UD vest today and carried my phone. I really hesitated to take a photo, b/c a photo just doesn’t do justice to this section.
This is the start of the steep climb up to Pittock Mansion looking back down the trail. Muddy today – and so much fun. The forest really opens up looker’s left. Behind me is a brutal climb at mile 4. One of my favorites.
Nearing the top of the climb as I began to drop it into a harder gear and begin making my way down the other side, an old man walking with his adult son turned to me as I passed him and said, “Ohhh… look out… serious jogger here.” It was cute.