Scorpion Country?

Eagle Springs Fire Road, between the Hub and Trippet Ranch, in Topanga State Park

A couple of weekends ago, I was running up toward the Hub on Fire Road #30 with a couple of runners training for Leona Divide. One of them stopped suddenly, and pointed, “That’s a scorpion!”



It was — about an inch or so in length. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, but somehow I just didn’t expect to see a scorpion out in the middle of a fire road, on a run to Trippet Ranch.

The title photo is a view from Eagle Springs Fire Road, between the Hub and Trippet Ranch, in Topanga State Park. Saddle Peak is in the distance.

 

 

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