I was so impressed with hiking Point Lobos State Natural Reserve that I decided to return on my morning run. As I arrived at the entrance, I found a group of runners with the same idea just waiting for the park to open. It was great to cover the trails that I had missed the previous day and, once the other runners had chosen a different trail, I felt like I had the park to myself.
The only mistake I made was running from the hotel. I don’t mind running busy roads but Route 1 was ridiculous. Every blind corner had a truck speeding north, hugging the shoulder to maintain whatever momentum he had. It got old quickly; I should have driven to the park and done all my running on quiet trails, enjoying the tranquility of the nature reserve.