Friday, June 15, 2012

Day 7: Duct Tape & Dr. Scholl's

My ailing feet felt a little better this morning, and with the help of a roll of duct tape and two of every item in Dr. Scholl's famed line of footcare products, I found a combination that made hiking possible and was worthy of an official MacGuyver two enthusiastic thumbs up. The first hike of the day was out to Ronald Reagan's old ranch in Malibu Creek State Park. The journey was more interesting than the underwhelming destination--these days, the "ranch" is nothing more than some state park offices and storage space. It didn't seem very presidential at fact, the only political thing I learned was that the Reagans were a large and gastrointestinally-challenged bunch; the grounds included an impressive number of porta-potties. After taking down camp, we relocated inland a bit to Woodland Hills, CA. The evening hike was at Temescal Canyon, with some great views of the mountains, the ocean, and L.A. Not to mention some pretty impressive houses. At the top of Temescal Canyon was a cool rock formation called Skull Rock. Some quality hiking...especially since I had doubts that I'd be able to walk any extended distance today. Time is flying by...this trip is now past its halfway point, which means that it's time to turn these underwear inside out. This must be what Prince William feels like when he wakes up every morning...

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