May 2010

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Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim of Grand Canyon: 46 miles, 23,200′ of gain/loss, 23 hours

Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim of Grand Canyon: 46 miles, 23,200′ of gain/loss, 23 hours

The Grand Canyon is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. After having traveled by foot from one rim to the depths of the canyon across the Colorado River to the other rim, and then back again, I can tell you, from intimate experience, that this claim to fame is merited.
The 277-mile-long [...]

Ahead: Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim

Ahead: Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim

Well, here I am. Coming up on one of my life list adventures: a Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim of the Grand Canyon. All told, depending on which trail we descend from the South Rim, we’re talking 42-48 miles. In one day. One push. No camping or overnight stay in the process. Just hiking constantly from one rim to [...]

Snowshoeing in May above Lander, WY

Recently, the foothills above Lander, WY, received three feet of snow. In mid-May. What this meant was instead of a trailrunning outing, I went on a snowshoeing outing. It was a stellar bluebird day!
Enjoy!

Dang Nabbit, Guess Ol’ Bessy’s Here to Stay

Well dang nabbit. I recently recorded this video clip in an effort to win a new bicycle from Bicycling Magazine. Unfortunately it didn’t make the cut. But it was a hoot to make and I’d do it all over again.
Enjoy!

My Personal Trainer Shares His Knowledge

This is POST 26 of my “fitness journey.” For backstory, see Post 1,
Post 2, Post 3, Post 4, Post 5, Post 6, Post 7,Post 8, Post 9, Post 10, Post 11, Post 12Post 13,Post 14, Post 15, Post 16, Post 17,Post 18, Post 19,Post 20,Post 21, Post 22,Post 23, Post 24 and Post 25.
Those [...]

Running “The Bus” Trail above Lander, WY

It’s spring in Wyoming. Which means there is snow still falling. As I write this today (May 11), we’re getting pounded with snow. The forecast calls for up to 20 inches of snow in our foothills. Boo hoo! I know, the optimist would say we need the moisture, and everything will be so green come [...]

Next Up: 50-Kilometer Trail Run

Next Up: 50-Kilometer Trail Run

This is POST 25 of my “fitness journey.” For backstory, see Post 1,
Post 2, Post 3, Post 4, Post 5, Post 6, Post 7,Post 8, Post 9, Post 10, Post 11, Post 12Post 13,Post 14, Post 15, Post 16, and Post 17,Post 18, Post 19,Post 20,Post 21, Post 22,Post 23, and Post 24.
Howdy! [...]