Yesterday I spent a great morning exploring the Caribou Range with Eric Taft. Eric is an avid back country skier. We met by the guard shack at the Smokey Canyon Mine at 7 a.m., the temperature was -5. I don't ski well so I was on my snowshoes. Our goal was Draney Peak....(I didn't make that up) and to get Eric some nice turns. We spent about 5 hours and climbed/descended over 5000 ft. The scenery and snow were terrific. Unfortunately I forgot my camera. As I logged my time I can't help but wonder how it compared to my long run in Seattle the week before when we ran 32 miles in 4.5 hours. This week I spent more time and perceived effort was similar but covered considerable less mileage. I'm no sure how add this little adventure to my weekly mileage. What do you think? Maybe it's time fore a HR monitor/time/distance GPS, but in some ways that takes the fun out of it.
El Vaquero Loco 2014 - Thanks for making this year's race such a success.
11th annual. Saturday, August 8th, 2015. Out and back course on nearly 100% singletrack. Beautiful vistas. Very tough and technical. It has been our experience that you run the 25k if you are not used to running technical trails at altitude.