Sunday, June 10, 2007

A Run Through the Rocks

Martin and Turtle running the 15-mile granite tors loop trail

It seems like when you live somewhere for a while its easy to sort of forget about some of the cool places right in your own backyard. This was the case today when I went out to the Granite Tors trail today to run the 15-mile loop with my friend Martin. I hadn't been there for several years and I forgot how beautiful the landscape is along the trail. The granite rocks jutting up out of the tundra are very mysterious and take on a different look from every angle. The alpine wildflowers were also in full bloom and in several places we were running through a carpet of white and pink. Nice!

Its about a 2000 foot climb up to the tundra where the running gets really nice and the views are endless. We got to the ridge just as a thunderstorm was departing to the southwest.

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