Tag Archives: Backbone Trail

Victims as of November 15th

A little more than one week after the official Coyote Backbone Trail Ultra launch,  68 of our alloted 150 spots have been taken by those willing to jump off the “physical cliff”. See the full list  of your fellow swimmers here.

We can’t thank you enough for your rather misguided faith in us, but we will try come race day. Bwaaaahaaaaaa. Happy Trails!

El Nino, The Movie: When GoreTex isn’t enough.

Course Previews

Like a little course preview, or perhaps have a need to complete some official trail maintenance requirements? Join us and the Santa Monica Mountains Trail Council for Backbone Trail Maintenance. Two dates to choose from this year (more next): Dec. 1st and 8th. Get there early for your pick of the McClouds, and bring your pick-a-nic basket for lunch. Details on the SMMTC website; be sure to contact the Leader at the number listed for the date you select to let them know you’re in.

New Playground Superintendent Named

Superintendent Dave Szymanski keeping an eye on the kids (photo courtesy Zev Yaroslavsky)

Great read about the new superintendent of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Dave Szymanski, who is clearly a Cohort in the making.

Said the park service veteran, who has overseen parks in Minnesota, the Everglades, and even Madagascar: “My wife went out for a walk last week…and took a movie for our children, so they could hear the coyotes yipping in the background.”

Wow, we didn’t realize we were being so loud.

Click here to read the full article.