Little chute above Dry Lakes Basin.I spent a cloudy Sunday with Brian, Leah, Kyle, and Ben putzing about in the Missions. Our objective was the East Couloir of Lowary Peak, but the standard all-enveloping Mission cloud soup overtook us at its typical altitude of 8700', putting a stop to that plan. We instead had a … Continue reading Missions miscellanea and Colter’s powder pen.
On early Wednesday morning, I skinned up Snowbowl for a few solo laps on our local Springuary snowpack. I managed to shave 5 minutes off of my previous time for 1h10m to the top of Point Six. The 800' NE face of Point Six offered excellent sparse tree skiing with good quality firm old powder … Continue reading Burgundy filling removal service and a return to Polonium viscosum.
I haven't posted a blog entry in three months, not because of a lack of content, but because of a lack of motivation, and as I sit here typing this, I realize that trying to recap in narrative form would very likely be tedious and unfocused. To that end, I'm just going to post some … Continue reading Fall and Winter recap, and a return to posting.
Despite lingering Achilles tendonitis in both legs that sprung up after the Rut, I did my best to participate in an active recovery, including some slow runs on the Sentinel fire road, as well as a time trial on the Sentinel hill climb with Brian Story. Trying to keep up with Brian (and failing) led … Continue reading McLeod in a day (fail!).
On Saturday, I ran the Rut 50k in 6:05:43, which was enough for 8th place. I had a really good time on this beautiful and difficult course, and I learned a great deal about how to train to do better next time and what some of my stronger and weaker skill sets are. This being … Continue reading The Rut 50k
This was my final week before beginning to taper for the Rut. I covered 67 miles and logged 25200' of climbing, much of which was high quality training (either high intensity, in difficult terrain, and/or in 90 degree heat. Or I was hiking in a fairly relaxed way). Really felt like I got something out … Continue reading
Two aggregately moderate, but high intensity weeks of 74 miles with 18900' of gain, and 79 miles with 21100' of gain. 08.13.13 Lolo Peak from Mill Creek Trhd., 19mi, 6500', 3h34m11s:I've found that I spend too much time driving up the Mormon Peak road when I go to Lolo peak, and that doing this is … Continue reading Getting esoteric.