Sunday, June 8, 2008
Rocky Mountain Trail Running
I have just returned from a few days in Colorado. It was awesome! I was in the Rocky Mountain National Park area for a family reunion and found some time to do some great trail running with my niece Angela. We found some great places to run and also saw some incredible sights along the way. What a place to run! Wow! Temperatures were great and the trails were challenging. We ran through some areas of snow on the trail that made locating the trail a little difficult but it was a great adventure. At times some of the drifts were knee deep, but most of the time the trails were in great shape. On one section of the trail, we came upon a small heard of elk feeding and they just looked at us thinking what in the world we were doing in their meadow. We really didn't want to disturb them, but on we went and as luck would have it they let us pass without charging. They did take off all at once and I can still hear them crashing through the trees. We didn't have a camera along with us which I have now learned is a must for trail running. Just to experience the beauty of the surroundings of the trails was incredible. I am still wondering why trail maps and trail signs don't match. Oh well, we still found our way back. I have a few pictures to post right now and more will be coming soon.
Angela is amazing! In April 2008, she was a finisher in the Ford Ironman Arizona. What a tremendous accomplishment. It was great to be able to run with her and hear about her race. Congratulations to her! I have a couple of pictures to post right now and more will be coming soon. Hope you enjoy the views as much as we did.
Forward we go! May your roads and trails be happy and safe!