Located in the heart of the Cleveland National Forest in the Saddleback Mountain Range, Holy Jim is a gem of a trail to run. Of the many trails in the Cleveland National Forest, Holly Jim is one of closest to most living in Orange County, however, it’s not the easiest to access.
Our first Trail of the Week is in Orange County at Crystal Cove State Park and Laguna Coast State Park. Our favorite local trail for running and hiking, these fire roads and single tracks have spectacular coastal views. Most trails are runnable with 200 to 300 feet per mile climbs for easy hikes and a long runs.
Joshua Tree is truly magical. We recently took a group of friends to the desert for a PATH projects photo shoot. We camped for 2 days while exploring new terrain, testing out the latest gear and capturing it along the way. Katrina wrote a nice recap from the trip.
Many people run in San Francisco. Toby Silver is running the entire city of San Francisco, all 1260 miles and 2612 streets. There are 36 neighborhoods, over 50 hills and nearly endless vistas. It’s an ambitious, symbolic and perhaps slightly insane project he began to turn over in his mind five years ago. “It was born out of love for the city and love for running,” says Silver.
PATH projects is a company that believes in component layering. So when it comes to running shorts, that means you wear an inner liner and an outer short that is remarkably thin and lightweight. A case in point is their Grave DA Short, which is made with Toray Dot Air fabric. It has thousands of micro perforations for incredible flow-thru ventilation.
Of all fitness undertakings, if exercise were to have a single, identifying emblem, it would be running. Running has been a sport forever, or at least since the first Olympic games took place in Ancient Greece in 776 BC (the single event was a sprint). But it wasn’t until the 1960s that running as a form of casual, everyday training began to catch on. And when that happened, running apparel entered the mainstream.
Another startup is taking a crack at the massive market for running apparel. Path Projects, a California-based brand that launches today, has opened a web store for a small collection of shorts, shirts, hats, and base layers designed for the silent majority of runners who are neither elite athletes nor beginners. You know, the full-time office drone who just wants a personal record at the local 10K.