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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Tarantula Hill - And Then Some!

Tarantula Hill


TARANTULA HILL

HIKE 0.98 MI ON 7/13/2016 (Wednesday)

DISTANCE

0.98
miles
CLIMB

184 ft

BEGINS IN:
Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
CREATED BY:
Jeremy Jacobus Best Time: 44:04
DESCRIPTION:
This is a 0.98 mi route in Thousand Oaks, CA, United States. The route has a total ascent of 184.06 ft and has a maximum elevation of 981.1 ft. This route was created byJeremy85135177 on 07/13/2016. View other maps that Jeremy85135177 has done or find similar maps.
TYPE:
Run










Map Options
Map data ©2016 Google
100 m 
    
5ELEVATION (ft)00.20.390.590.790.98690759828897966
START ELEVATION
782 FT
MAX ELEVATION
981 FT
GAIN
184 FT






At the Summit
This was a relatively easy hike, going up a pretty decent grade, could burn the legs.  Eventually this should be one that I could just run up - but not at this weight!  Although this trail is only 1 mile from job, I have never actually hiked up it!!!

Tips, when you get to the top at the gate, take the single track trail to the top instead of going around the gate like I did.  

Hello, where does this go?
This is such a short hike, so rather than just going back to the car, I veered off course and went under Gainsborough Rd and found an extended trail.  ***I'm doing these hikes on my short 1-hour lunch break so I did not go further on this day.  But I did return later in the week...



FIREWORK HILL

Hike 2.60 MI ON 7/12/2016 (Tuesday)

DISTANCE

2.6
miles
CLIMB 

300 ft


BEGINS IN:
Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
CREATED BY:
Jeremy Jacobus Best Time: 57:07
DESCRIPTION:
This is a 2.6 mi route in Thousand Oaks, CA, United States. The route has a total ascent of 216.9 ft and has a maximum elevation of 942.09 ft. This route was created by Jeremy85135177 on 07/12/2016. View other maps that Jeremy85135177 has done or find similar maps.
TYPE:
Run










Map Options
Map data ©2016 Google
200 m 
    
5ELEVATION (ft)00.521.041.562.082.6567648729810891972
START ELEVATION
805 FT
MAX ELEVATION
942 FT
GAIN
300 FT






Tarantula Hill is the next hill over

This was my comeback hike - a day prior to Tarantula Hill.  From my job, I just walked the streets a bit and then climbed up the fire road.  I've been up here many times before.  Just a week earlier they were lighting off the fireworks up here...

Views...

Heading down this way...

Looking back up


BOTANICAL GARDENS

HIKE 3.02 MI ON 7/14/2016 (THURSDAY)

DISTANCE

3.02
miles
CLIMB

175 ft


BEGINS IN:
Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
CREATED BY:
Jeremy Jacobus Best Time: 1:08:17
DESCRIPTION:
This is a 3.02 mi route in Thousand Oaks, CA, United States. The route has a total ascent of 175.09 ft and has a maximum elevation of 862.37 ft. This route was created by Jeremy85135177 on 07/14/2016. View other maps that Jeremy85135177 has done or find similar maps









Map Options
Map data ©2016 Google
500 m 
    
ELEVATION (ft)00.61.211.812.423.02693726759792825858891
START ELEVATION
809 FT
MAX ELEVATION
862 FT
GAIN
175 FT





Tarantula Hill, from the Botanical Gardens
 So all week I've been hiking around the Tarantula.  I've been to the Botanical Gardens before,  There are several trails to explore.  I came in from the back side, jogged from my job.  This is not the recommended way to do it...

Firework Hill

I forgot about this trail...

Nice View???

The Bridge to Nowhere...
Well, the bridge actually goes nowhere, but this is not the hike known as, The Bridge to Nowhere.  I have yet to hike that well known trail - perhaps later this summer...



REDWOOD SCHOOL

RAN 2.50 MI ON 7/15/2016 (FRIDAY)

DISTANCE

2.5
miles
CLIMB 

102 ft


BEGINS IN:
Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
CREATED BY:
Jeremy Jacobus Best Time: 51:13
DESCRIPTION:
This is a 2.5 mi route in Thousand Oaks, CA, United States. The route has a total ascent of 102.99 ft and has a maximum elevation of 834.42 ft. This route was created by Jeremy85135177 on 07/15/2016. View other maps that Jeremy85135177 has done or find similar maps.











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Map data ©2016 Google
500 m 
    

Tarantula Hill from the Middle School Track

I saw the track from the Hill the other day so I had to come back and run around the dirt.  However, with my legs being so heavy and sore from the prior day work outs, I was barely able to job/walk/crawl on this course.  It would probably take 20-25 go arounds this track to obtain a mile...

Final Resting Place - RIP Bunny :(

...Although I am not hiking Every Day - I will be hiking most days, especially on my work lunch break.  Basically, I am packing my easy salad lunch, no dressing (salsa), each day.  I will nibble on it every half-hour and then rather than eat a full lunch (fast food), I will get some exercise!

I'm trying to do two or three a days...  When my wife wakes up early, I may go to the gym at 4:30 am, hit some weights, abs, sauna, elliptical, etc...  After work, if I have energy or time, perhaps something else.

This is now my lifestyle:
Love it - Live it - Enjoy it-  Staying Alive!!! 





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