Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Mt. Elbert, Cascade Crest Training Runs, Glacier Peak One Day Climb

Quite the productive, exhausting, and fun previous six days. Thursday was a climb of Mt. Elbert in Colorado, followed by a dip into Turquoise Lake outside Leadville. I then drove back to WA, in time for the 7 a.m. start of the 'PCT 50K' on Saturday. Sunday was then the 'Thorpe Mountain 50K'. Monday night at 11 p.m., Richard and I then strapped on our headlamps, and began what would be our 14 hour, 35 mile, 11,000 ft (net) ascent of Glacier Peak (one of five WA volcanoes).

Ended up a week 105+ miles and 30,000+ ft of gain. To say I am tired, is a slight understatement. All rest, swimming, yoga, and relaxation leading to Cascade Crest now.

Enjoy the pictures.

Mt Elbert, CO

Turquoise Lake, CO

Somewhere in Oregon

Cascade Crest 100 Training Run Weekend

The Godfather with some course overview

Pre Sunday Run

Pre Glacier Peak Climb

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