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.

Keep walking!