"Such, after all, are the only possessions of which no fate, no cosmic catastrophe can deprive us; nothing can alter the fact if for one moment in eternity we have really lived." - Eric ShiptonRead More
"Here I just enjoy it, the race is not for racing, not about results, not about chronos, but more like, just enjoy the mountains, beautiful panorama, good ambiance, because it's very friendly." - Kilian JornetRead More
"Kat'cina Mosa is the Hopi spelling for the - Cat Kachina. The Cat Kachina is also sometimes referred to as a Black Cat Kachina. Origanally inspired by a Navajo runner who ran from place to place giving notification of an approaching ceremony and inviting their neighbors."Read More
I spent some time behind the lens of the big camera over the past couple of weeks. Feeling like it had been a while since I really focussed on shooting photos in the mountains, a hobby I truly enjoy and I'm starting to feel the want to take it further.Read More
Had a couple of consistent weeks of running. Vert and mileage were within an arms reach of the previous weeks, literally off by just a couple of clicks. Spent some time on the trails with some good friends – a few great runs with Brody, ran a bit with a BMX-friend-turned-ultrarunner, DJ, and then I met up with Nate Blouin for a decent loop while he prepares for Speedgoat.Read More
Jun 16 – Bowman Fork, Baker Pass, Alexanders Basin, Terraces
2:41, 4600' - 13mi
Perfect morning temps under gray skies. Started at the Millcreek road and jogged up to the Bowman Fork TH. I followed the main trail to Baker Pass with some seriously fresh feeling legs. Jogging nearly every step, only stopping to hit the spring for a few seconds.
Jun 9 - AM – BST Olympus, 53min - 1300' - 5mi
PM – Grandeur West Ridge; 1:33 - 3340' - 5mi
Doubled up today. Felt really good in the morning on the BST and since I dropped my name in the hat officially for the Katcina Mosa 100k, I figured that I should start to pair some mileage with vertical, so I marched Grandeur in the evening. Not a fast time to the top, but I was happy with a sub 1hr summit. I had only brought 1 gel and 8oz of water, so I bonked like a champ coming back down to the TH.
Jun 3 – Olympus BST
AM – 1:06, 1650', 6mi
I slept like shit last night. Pretty heavy wind storm came through and rattled our house a bit. I got a fairly early start at the Thousand Oaks TH, but felt pretty lethargic and wanted to go back home, sit at the computer and drink coffee.
May 26 - Mt. Raymond
2:45 - 4800' - 8.5mi
Memorial Day. I selfishly went for a run. Though I did have my grandfather on my mind. I seem to think about him a decent amount when I'm alone in the mountains, I think of him almost as much as I think about my wife. Conversations and actions bring back memories of him working in his wood shop or us hanging out on the lakeshore fishing in Iowa. I seem to develop a closeness this way.
Ran from the Church Fork gate on Millcreek Rd. to the summit of Grandeur Peak. Maintained a consistent effort and arrived at the summit at 49:12. A fairly mediocre time to the summit, but I was satisfied. While descending, I bumped into a couple of friends that are as easily addicted to moving through the mountains as I am. Good to see fun people out on the paths.