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Thursday, December 2, 2010

DAY 18: BACKBONE TRAIL FROM KANAN TO LATIGO

DAY 18: BACKBONE TRAIL FROM KANAN TO LATIGO
5 Miles  +850 Feet
18 Day Summary: 69.5 Miles  +13,950 Feet



From the 101 Freeway in Thousand Oaks, head South and exit at Kanan Rd.  Go south on Kanan toward the Mountains and Beach.  Go thru two tunnels and pass Mulholland Hwy.  Just before the third tunnel, park on the right.

Here we go.  Starting off with a nice jog, um wait, I wanted to go the other way.

Much better, now I get to go over the tunnel.  I thought that would be cool.

Up top over the tunnel, it looks like this.

On a clear day, I bet the ocean would look magnificent over yonder.

 Along the way.

 Interesting, 2.5 miles to get here but only 2.3 to go back.
There was more uphill on the way to Latigo from Kanan.
 Speed Limit 15mph, really?


 Turning around before the sun sets.

 This is an enjoyable run.

 It's nearly dark, but an easy trail.

 Conejo

Downhill speed over 15 mph:
 Over the Tunnel

 Barely broke a sweat.  I'm Still Standing Here!

There's magic in the tunnel.

I went up and down and then up, turn around and down, and up and the down...  I estimated that to be 850 total gain.  I tried researching this section on line but could not confirm it.  Another blog listed the elevation gain at 1000 feet, but that seemed high...

Day 18 accomplished!

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