At only 20 mins running from my apartment it is easy to run out of the city and into a refreshing, rejuvenating environment. The trail starts with a steep sharp climb and then follows a ridge all the way to the top. I'm not able to run to the summit yet, but it's getting closer with every try.
|Chilla half way up the mountain.|
I've seen some wildlife on the hill especially when I'm out at dawn or dusk. On this morning I saw a fox-like animal and although I was sure it wasn't a dog I wasn't sure that it was a fox. It turned out to be chilla, which is the second largest canine in South America (still pretty small!). I've also seen a lot of hares and bird life which always lifts the mood of my run and distances me from rush of the city.
|Looking up to Cerro Carbon from Vista El Litre.|
The route has a few view points along the way and these make for great photos and check points to test my progress and speed. The final reward is a fantastic view of Santiago and Los Andes. It is a truly beautiful city nestled in the mountains.
|At the top of Cerro Carbon.|
|Santiago and Los Andes.|