Another spectacular Spring run along the Coast Trail past Sculptured Beach. Flowers everywhere. Lush. Pure joy.
Comprehensively Spring -- birds, flowers, sweet aromas and perfect temperatures. An enjoyable run along the Bear Valley and Coastal trails to Kelham beach waterfall.
One of my favorite hike-runs. Up to Olancha Pass. Views into Nevada were amazing. Prominence above Owens Valley is dramatic. Rock formations, sheer drops off the trail, snow at higher elevations.
Lots of bushwacking to an un-named precipice and waterfall (Tuttle Creek headwaters) overlooking Owens Valley. Many other trails still closed for the season.
A short bit up the Tuttle Creek trail +. Several miles from camp to the trailhead and back not counted. Gorgeous scenery.
Ten miles of running and four miles of rock scrambling up Jack's Canyon to the Plateau over the Red Rock Country of Sedona. Wanted to go much farther but I was running out of water. Made the right decision and drank the last bit at mile 13.
Endless volcanic scree but a great view out to the Painted Desert. A very short trail but I did if for the peace and beauty, not the mileage. Marking 3 years today since open heart surgery.
A high altitude crystalline morning on the Kachina trail in Kachina Peaks Wilderness, Arizona. Ten miles of boulders, alpine meadows, and aspen groves.
The southern approach to Kendrick Peak, with an actual trail this time. Great views, less snow, and an interesting piece of history: The old lookout cabin near the top.
A difficult climb to the peak at 10,418'. The trail ended in less than two miles in a tangle of downed trees, forest fire debris, and snow. Bushwacked to the top. It was originally the Pumpkin trail on the western approach.
Wilderness One Thousand. One thousand miles of trails through 50 designated Wilderness Areas of the U.S.