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Leadville 100 Course Weekend06/30/2009

(Looking south from Hope Pass: 14ers Oxford, Belford, and Missouri on the left.) . I awoke this morning with an ache in my legs. I burrowed down into my bag, rolled onto my right side in a semi-fetal position, and fully extended my legs. Grooooaaan,…

Mt. Elbert06/24/2009

The public radio station (91.7FM, out of…Golden? Maybe?) is broadcasting the fantastic music program, World Cafe. Wisconisin band Bon Iver’s excellent track Skinny Love strums through the speakers. I sit and read about the revolution occurring in Iran. I try to imagine what it would…

Kokomo Pass and Area Peaks06/22/2009

Sometimes you must wait. I had planned on doing this run on the Colorado Trail on Saturday, but when I awoke the day was cloudy and dark even though the sun should’ve already been making it’s daily arc across the sky. Low clouds, heavy with…

Mt. Antero and Boulder Peaks06/19/2009

The past two days have granted me the fortune of many a summit view. I am often queried by folks for advice regarding running training, usually for ultramarathons, and I almost always feel somewhat sheepish in my response. I know that people are merely interested…

Mt. Massive06/16/2009

(Was a mountain ever more appropriately named?) Running up a big mountain is dramatic on so many levels. But, Mt. Massive sneaks up on you. The drama is given a chance to build gradually, first climbing easily out of the creek valley, then striding oh-so-comfortably…

Leadville06/14/2009

(14,421′ Mt. Massive watching over the town of Leadville) This morning, on my jaunt down to Turquoise Lake, I noticed that the leaves on the aspen trees lining The Boulevard have only just reached a stage that could be considered anything beyond merely “budding”. It…

Creede06/12/2009

Mountain stream water is not supposed to be orange. Yet, the water flowing out of the Commodore Mine’s Nelson Tunnel portal and into West Willow Creek (which, in turn empties into the mighty Rio Grande about a mile and a half later) about one mile…