Thursday, September 07, 2006

From Kitchen to the Wild (Scott Dunlap featured in NY Times article)

Bradley Melekian wrote an interesting article in the New York Times today about how the increased demand for "easy access to trails" is changing how land and home developers plan for new communities. Golf courses are out, planned open space is in! Not only is trail running growing in popularity, it is now the #1 amenity that potential home owners seek in a new community (according to the National Association of Home Builders). Nancy Hobbs was even quoted to say that home developers have become an interesting ally to the trail running community. Be sure to check out the article for more interesting facts.

(The photo from the NY Times of me running through the woods;
photo courtesy of Darcy Padilla)

Darcy Padilla came down from San Francisco to take the snapshot of me on page E9. This is along the Skyline Trail, just across the street from Kings Mountain Road. Darcy is awesome, and made great use of some hard light that afternoon.

Thanks again to everyone for their congratulations on our baby. It meant a lot to me that you all would stop by and leave a note! She and mom are doing great, and Rocky is thrilled to have a new pint-sized friend in the house.

- SD


  1. BTW, for you bloggers out there, I wanted to pass on a tip that I've learned from watching my Google PageRank. If you put your name in the title of the blog entry on occasion, it indexes higher in Google. That means people looking for your blog, but can't remember the URL, can just type in your name in Google and find you more easily.


  2. Great post, great article and great news for runners. Too bad they didn't link to or mention your blog. Your traffic would have blown up!

  3. Congrats on the new addition to the family!!
    I can attest to the want for a trail close by. We just bought a new place with several trails nearby. It was high priority for me to have something close by to be able to run and ride on and not get hit by a car. I'm pretty lucky, my county has a big initiative to have a lot of trails built. Most of them are paved, but I can get to the dirt ones pretty easy.


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