fresh from the trip to costa rica, i felt the need to get my hike on, so thursday afternoon brought about a trip to my good ol standby - paseo miramar. just a 10-minute drive from my apartment, it's an intermediate 5 mile up-and-back with gorgeous views of the pacific ocean. i kept pace with the cyclist below for about a mile before he pulled away.
i used to come here and run 1.5 of the 2.5 miles uphill (it's pretty steep), take a breather at the parker mesa overlook then rumble back to the car in about 45 minutes' time.
lastly, here's a panoramic shot from the overlook, stitching together two pictures i took side by side: