On one of these "loop" runs I observed a stampeding bunch of feral hogs, wild turkeys "fighting", tarantula, and coyotes, in the period of about two hours. You can definitely get your wildlife tour at this park...
There is not much single track, so mostly old farm-roads, but that makes for a pretty intense workout as much of these roads are very steep.
|Herbert Hoover used to hunt here. Well, fish I guess. The owner guy knew an "ancient trail" that lead to some terrific trout fishing. This is what Hoover came for. It got me thinking I should keep my eye open for an ancient trail...|
|Have no idea what this is, but it is hooked to a pipe and looks really old...|
I only got in about 20 miles at Grant before I ran out of water and got really hot and decided to call it a day, so I decided to get in another long run at Rancho Sunday morning. I did the Black Mountain from main parking lot via the windmill pasture trail. Then I added the bella vista to indian creek loop on the other side. About 20.5 miles. I felt surprisingly fresh for long run two. Two factors for that: I gorged myself on about 2500 calories as soon as I walked through the door after run number one, including three pints of whole milk. Second, my red-blood cell count must be topping off from my elevation exposure the weekend before. It was a wonderful run.
|Rancho in the morning. Oh yeah...|