Two days before the presently raging Malibu wild fires, I decided to get in a long hard run in Malibu Creek State Park. Of all the traveling that I’ve done in this country, and of all the beautiful places I’ve seen, Malibu Creek is in my top 5. It’s my favorite place in the world to run. The terrain is some of the most challenging that I train on but the incredible vistas take my mind off of the pain and transport me to another realm. A quiet, peaceful perfect place. That place has now been changed forever by a fire that has so far charred thousands of acres of Malibu and many of it’s most revered destinations. The burn I feel today is that of sadness. The sadness of losing a good friend, a perfect place.
As I type this, I am looking out my window near the beach in Venice, at one of the most spectacular sunsets I’ve ever seen. The view west is filled with dark ominous clouds of smoke and ash which are playing with the setting sun and amplifying it’s beauty.
Click HERE to see pics of Malibu before the fire.
Stunning video – Fast Forward to :28 seconds