The town of Courmayeur

UTMB 2015

First off before any talk of this insane race I just want to say that I love the European Alps!!! I can’t wait to go back. The trails are increda steep and they go everywhere. The culture is fantastic as no matter the weather every variety of person will be out hiking running and moving…

So Foul and Fair a Day

Originally posted on Selfies with Ghelfi:
A view from SOB’s course. It looked like this nearly the whole way. Cool thing: Saturday morning I ran my first 50k. And I’ll tell you about it. But first, since I never told you anything about my track career at SOU, I’ll dish you the highlights. Freshman  My first…

The Contenders

Too Much Speed: SOB Men’s 50k 2015 Preview

My favorite race of the year is fast approaching. The Siskiyou Outback 50k (along with 15k and 50m) starts up at Mount Ashland and crosses some of the most beautiful terrain Southern Oregon has to offer. With elevations ranging from 5800ft to 7100ft and consistent expansive views of the surrounding State of Jefferson landscapes this…

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Timberline Trail Unsupported FKT!

Me: “Damn it dude, I think we passed the turn! Look its up there on the ridge behind us.” Matz: “I don’t see it.” Me: “No look through the trees there, we gotta go back to where we made the corner around that last ridge.” Matz: “Alright, let’s get back there.” I had been reading…

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The Ledge Trail

There is no place on Earth I can give more credit to for my love of mountains and being in them than Yosemite. I first started camping in the Valley with my family when I was 10 years old.  I hiked Half Dome that year, and ever since I have been hooked on the shear…

Sunrise to the East heading into the San Francisco Peaks

Northern Arizona: Mountains, Deserts, and Maps!

We arrived here in Flagstaff just about a month ago. Not a very long time by any standard. The lack of any “real” job other than training every day has afforded a fair amount of time to become acquainted with some trails and wilderness areas in the vicinity of our new home. There are a…