What began as an event I stumbled upon two weeks ago ended at the Pacific Ocean yesterday. L, P and I participated in the Great Los Angeles Walk 2008. There’s no way I can write up a description for the whole thing. Instead, I tried to take full advantage of technology (my blackberry’s GPS and camera and instamapper) to capture my location and sights along the way.
(It also allowed people to track me the whole way in real time, but I think only my mom did it She called as we were dying at the end to ask if we were 2 miles from the ocean – we were!)
The result is in the Google Map below – click on any placemark to see when I was there, and click on any pushpin to see what I saw from that location.
(Hint: I find it easier to use the + button in the top left to zoom in and get a better view. You can also “View Larger Map” under the image below and that will give you the full Google Maps window.)
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All in all, 18.3+ miles in about 8 hours. Would I do it again? My aching feet are saying “no” at the moment – but I suspect within a year I’ll be ready to try a new adventure with the Great Los Angeles Walk 2009.