Simi Valley near Santa Susana Pass, 01/24/01
Running in the Rain
Wednesday, January 24,
Copyright © 2001 Gary Valle'. All Rights Reserved.
Running, or walking, or just being outside in the rain
is invigorating. Especially in Southern California. We just
don't have the opportunity as often as some other areas
of the country. Throw on some polypro, rain gear, some boots
or old running shoes, and you can be in the middle of it.
Keep in mind that "in the middle of it" could include
flash floods, falling rocks. lightning, and other hazards!
This VW+ size block fell
from a sandstone cliff in the Simi Hills following our January
10-12 rainstorm. If you recall there were some cold temps
following that storm. Rain water seeping into cracks around
the rock, and then freezing, may have given the block the
final nudge needed to fall.
Rockfall, Simi Hills,