Saturday November 10, 2012
Signal Hill - Panorama Promenade - Long Beach, CA
My Tripometer: 1 Hour * 1.25 Miles * +100 Feet
Oil Based Coffee
The top of Signal Hill
Ayden Flying a Kite with Aunt Julie
From Long Beach, we drove up to the top of Signal Hill where Ayden and Aunt Julie thought it would be cool to fly a tent in the high winds. Well, it was pretty cool, but it was actually much colder than that. For me, I decided to wander around to see if I could somehow stretch this experience into a hike. At first I ran around the sidewalk beneath the hill but at best I only accumulated an eight of a mile. I then decided to venture further up and then back down the road where it dead ended at:
The Panorama Promenade
Perfect! I began to run along the cement path. I passed up locals walking dogs and several others on bike and foot. I stopped along the way to take some pics but with no light, forget about it. The whole route only lasts about a quarter mile. I stretched the in and out to about 3/4's of a mile. When I got back to the car, everyone was wondering where I went? Sorry folks, just another hike and I had to be sure it was at least a mile. It was indeed, Nice views, and real nice up here to escape the commotion of Long Beach...
***Vino Alan Update:
Day #725 * Hike #879 * New Track #699
**I posted a hike in Hollywood where I met Vino Alan. After this Signal Hill hike, we drove up to Hollywood. Thus, I can finally state for the record that Vino Alan represents New Track #699. I am now 27 days or nearly a month off target of hitting my 1000 New Track Goal in 1000 Days. I am a little worried about this, but as long as I keep hiking everyday, it's aight...