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Month: September 2014

Exploring Old North + Bloody Knees

Exploring Old North + Bloody Knees

Sometime in the next couple weeks I have been planning to bag Bountiful Peak (before snow hits). The best trail options are the Farmington Spine or the Parrish switchbacks. I have long wanted to go straight up Davis Creek though to the. I have heard that the trail fades – just like the Bountiful Peak trail and the Centennial Trail (up from Flag Rock). However, after doing a little research, it looked like Old North might be a good option….

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A few recent runs

A few recent runs

Here are a few recent outings: A run up the newly worked on lower stretch of the Farmington Creek Trail by Ryan Lauck, up the first section of the post-parking lot single track, and then looping across the creek to explore the Aqueduct Trail back – a first. All with a coworker, Spencer, who just moved here and is quickly getting hooked on the trails. 5.0 miles in 1:33:34 @ 18:44 min/mile and with 1,170 ft. elevation gain A night…

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UltraRunnerJoe Explains the Differences Between Trail Runners and Hipsters

UltraRunnerJoe Explains the Differences Between Trail Runners and Hipsters

Hats off to UltraRunner Joe for providing us this very important public service – a nice list helping to differentiate between hipsters and trail runners. There are some good points here, but I wonder if it is missing some possibilities for overlap. Joe – can you re-imagine this, but include some Venn Diagrams for us? How to Tell a Trail Runner from a┬áHipster and Click here to Like UltraRunner Joe on Facebook

Getting Lost and Dodging Tornados in Ohio

Getting Lost and Dodging Tornados in Ohio

This week I found myself in Ohio (Cleveland area) for work and decided to use a couple evenings to put in some miles. I was staying in Willoughby and narrowed in on what looked like a great park about 5 miles south of there – the North Chagrin Reservation. Indeed, it was a great set of trails – lots of forest – a number of deep ravines with creeks at the bottom – a perfect mixture of trail types, lots…

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Sweat-a-palooza 2014

Sweat-a-palooza 2014

It wasn’t even that hot today but I have sweat like this for a while. There are a few close-by trails here in Farmington that I have yet to explore so I picked one today. The fire trail 03 that goes south from just above flag rock down into Hornet Canyon. 4.8 miles in 1:18:00 @ 15:14 min/mile and with 1,431 ft. Elevation gain. I started at the Davis Creek TH and took the BST past Steed Creek and then…

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The Wasatch 100

The Wasatch 100

Last night I went to a BBQ hosted by some of the Wasatch Mtn. Wranglers on the eve of the annual Wasatch 100 trail race. Yup. 100 miles up and through the Wasatch range. Starts in Kaysville, end at Soldier Hollow. Its bonkers. A part of me wishes that I could be out there running with them. But, the rest of me knows how much time these kids put in to training. Its nuts. A lot of miles, a lot…

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