Art Smith Trail-Running

I love to hike and I love to hike at a fast pace. It's meditative, watching your feet choose which rocks to push off from to gain momentum and which ones to avoid so as to spare your ankles. But sometimes trekking isn't fast enough for me, so I'm taking up trail-running. My first trail run of 2015 was on the Art Smith Trail in the Coachella Valley. It twists and turns upwards towards the snow-covered San Bernardino Mountains. I took my camera this time because the snowfall the night before was just incredible. It covered the top three layers of the mountain range and surrounded the entire valley. It was too beautiful not to take time to take photos.