Saturday, September 22, 2012

Day 666: Woodley Park - Sepulveda Wildlife

Coming Soon to Port Hueneme...

Day #664 -&665 * Hike #796 & 797 * Duplicate Track
Moday & Tuesday September 10 & 11, 2012
Arroyo Verde Park - Ventura, CA
My Tripometer: 1.5 Hours * 2 Miles * +100 Feet
**Cross-Country training with my son at Arroyo Verde Park.  Various exercises include a 600 meter warm up jog, sprints, 800 meter runs, figure 8 runs -- just a lot of running in the hills, etc...
Day #666 * Hike #798 * New Track #657
Wednesday September 12, 2012
Woodley Park - Van Nuys, CA
Sepulveda Wildlife
My Tripometer: 1 Hour * 2.5 Miles * +25 Feet
 Off of Woodley Road between the 405 & 101 near Balboa

 Lots of Open Space in the Park

 A green life; awesome escape from the crazy concrete jungle nearby

 John from New Zealand would be Proud!

 The area goes on for ever, so it seems...

Where does this go?

So I was in Van Nuys today checking out restaurant equipment.  On my way back I somehow got mixed up on Sepulveda or Victoria and found myself turning left down Woodley.  All of a sudden, the crammed, messy, hectic world of over populated madness turned into a green relief.  --Van Nuys is a very busy area.  The neighborhood does not look great.  It looks like one big swap meet.  What would you expect with the world's most congested intersection; the 405 & 101!

Anyhow, I parked at the first lot and began walking across the park.  This lead to an extension of the park to the left.  I kept going.  There was some Japanese Garden up here but it was all locked up, like it was part of the armed forces or something.  I continued further, found the cricket grounds and then realized I had been walking for over 30 minutes.  I could not explore everything but I ran back to the car from here.  At work that next day I glimpsed at Google Maps in this area and discovered Balboa Lake.  It was just around the corner from here.  Looks like I will be coming back someday to check it out...
Day #667 & 668 * Hike #799 & 800 * Duplicate Track
Thursday & Friday September 13 & 14, 2012
Arroyo Verde Park - Ventura, CA
**Thursday was Cross Country Training.  **Friday I descended from home with Sammi to get some elevation into my workout.  This also gave Sammi a chance to open her stride.  With so much going on, I haven't had much of a chance recently to take her out.  As for Ziggy, well I left him back because he can't keep up with us...

1 comment:

  1. I've been to the Japanese garden, but it must have been before I set up my blog, because I don't have any posts about it. I forget the hours of the place, but it's kinda neat. The water treatment plant that's adjacent to it has a futuristic look, and it's served as a Star Trek: TNG backdrop at least once. Photographed grey heron and snowy egrets in the ponds and "streams" in the garden, too.



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