I spent late January 2012 walking around the Santa Monica Mountains near Malibu. I was staying at a fitness spa called The Ranch. It was a great experience and combined a very healthy vegetarian diet with lots of exercise. The chance to go for a daily 10-12 mile walk was definitely the highlight.
The Santa Monica Mountains are nestled right next to the Pacific Ocean and are a great place to hike. There are hundreds of miles of great trails that offer spectacular ocean and valley views. Although we had rain one day, the weather was mostly beautiful. I was reminded how fun it is to get out and walk in a beautiful setting. It definitely adds a new dimension to the experience and makes it more enjoyable.
I hope everyone is off to a great new year and has increased walking as a one of their major resolutions.