“If you spend time out on the trails, you’ll see a coyote or two here and there—especially during the morning hours or at dusk.
I used to see them quite often when I ran the Goat Trails, located behind Vons off Highway 111 and Gene Autry Trail. Not only did I see coyotes; I’ve had a couple of one-on-one encounters while running the trails there.
One time, I was on my morning run and was in the wash when I felt a presence. I looked to my right to find a coyote, as big as a shepherd dog, staring right at me while running alongside, about 6 feet away. We ran together and had a stare off—with a one-way conversation on my part—for what seemed like two minutes before the coyote simply disappeared into the desert and went on its way. It was cool, but surreal!…”