With the Quad Rock 50 coming up in 5 weeks, Sheila and I headed up to Fort Collins to preview the part of the course that wasn't affected by the recent wildfire. It was a tough run (got spanked, actually) and I have nothing but respect for those who can cruise around the technical trails there.
We persevered through 18 miles of climbing, descending and general gnarliness of terrain and got a good taste of what's coming up. Since a lot of the climbs are not runnable for me, fast hiking skills will be needed to beat the cutoffs.
|Hiking up Towers|
|Beautiful day, pretty views|
I've been enjoying Sage Canaday's video of his R2R2R last fall with Brendan Trimboli and another buddy. He took the longer 46 mile route up Bright Angel -- 42 miles is enough for me. Enjoy!