Week 17 in training – 52 miles of running and hiking at altitude. Highlights include 14ers! and the associated fun car camping, and a long run of 24 miles.
Week 15 training complete. My “worst” week of training so far (aka, not much running) – but half the week was spent in Utah (hooray!) and two days were spent flying home and participating in my best friend’s wedding (hooray!). Lots of fun stuff this month, it’s been a blur.
Week 14 training complete – 46 miles total. Including a 20 mile trail long run and a trip to Utah for the holiday weekend!
Alcatraz Canyon is a great full day, intermediate canyon in Robber’s Roost, Utah. Featuring fun rappels with big views, and beautiful, challenging narrows.
No Man’s canyon was fun with lots of high stemming over water, 10+ foot drops requiring teamwork and a RIDICULOUSLY FUN 150 ft overhanging rappel finale.
Week 9 training in the books. Half of it was spent in the desert, and the other half with decreased mileage. 24 miles in the running and hiking variety.
Last week’s training culminated in a 13 mile long run AND a glorious five day trip to the desert! I’m a lucky lady.
Week 7 training in the books – 30 miles on my feet this week, in the running and hiking variety. Plus some podcasts/books/music I’m enjoying.
The South Platte area is a giant granite playground located ~60 miles southwest of Denver. The adventure climbing is a highlight, and there are also many opportunities for hiking, fishing, and free camping. When the high Rockies [>10,000 feet] are still cold and snowed in this time of year, South Platte provides a fun shoulder-season escape!
The highlight of our trip to Sedona, after the fantastic car camping, was a hike up Bear Mountain. Bear Mountain is located in the Red Rock – Secret Mountain Wilderness of Sedona and ascending it is a challenging half-day hike. It is one of the area’s highest accessible points with amazing views of Fay Canyon, Boynton Canyon, the San Francisco Peaks, and colorful desert as far as the eye can see.