On one of my last runs in Los Angeles I head back to where it all began. Ten years ago, upon arriving in LA, and yearning for the mountains and greenery of Vermont, I was introduced to the magical world of Sullivan Canyon. This oak and sycamore lined trail is still a favorite to this day. But travel to trail’s end, and you will find yourself in a very different world – that of the cold war. Lining the tops of the Santa Monica Mountains were several Nike missle installations, created to protect Los Angeles from Soviet attack. The cold war may be over, but the relics, reminding us of our brush with doomsday, still remain.
Come along for a tour, I have a little story about candida that I’d love to share with you.