Ride n’ Hike

This ride started at Norm’s Restaurant in Santa Monica; cheap food, big portions.  We left for a little cruise up the PCH then pause in front of Pepperdine to take in the ocean view.  Next, it’s canyon carving in the famed Santa Monica Mountains. We took Latigo Canyon Road and Kanan Dune Road to Rustic Canyon General Store & Grill, 2598 Sierra Creek Rd, Agoura CA 91301.  Then, a bit more of the twisties on Mulholland Hwy to Yerba Buena Rd which took us back to the ocean toward our final destination: hiking in Leo Carrillo State Park to a SEA CAVE.

Photos stolen from Facebook, from Marcel M., Richie T., Jeff C. and Walt C.  Mine are still not developed yet.

Total distance: 33.5 mi
Max elevation: 2302 ft
Total climbing: 8743 ft
Total time: 10:57:53
Download file: 20130118.gpx

Fresh Rolls for 2013

I’ve been shooting a bunch of film lately since I’m Mr.Unemployed guy, and with an interest to keep this blog rolling with fresh content, I present you with a couple photos from my first two rolls of 2013.  When I get around to developing the pile of exposed film on my desk, I’ll post some more.  Check out more of my photography work on my now extremely outdated site; photo.benmook.com 

An alleyway in Echo Park

Somewhere in Highland Park

Vasquez Rocks

Total distance: 105.12 mi
Max elevation: 2720 ft
Total climbing: 7232 ft
Total time: 09:18:23
Download file: 20130111.gpx


Photos by Marcel M, stolen from Facebook.