|Great running in the Aspens|
My point: the wasatch can still be solitary if you climb harder than 5.7, don't mind not skiing at Alta, and run a bit furthur.
I mananged to log 42 miles in 3 days since being back, doing some great loops up Emigration on the Mormon Pioneer trails, Killyons, Little Mountain, and GWT. Eight of those miles were run in baggy cargo shorts as I forgot my mojo's and refused to run in only my compression shorts despite the unpopularity of the trail I was going to run.
In honor of my new favorite Taylor Swift song, "22", and her overpriced saturday night concert tickets, I set out saturday to run a long one of 22 miles, but failed and ran 24. I hope she'll understand.
One of my favorite loops in the wasatch is the 24 miler starting at Mtn Dell Golf Course, running up the MP to Big Mountain, across the GWT to Parleys summit, down to Jeremy ranch, and back up and over down Alexander Creek to the car. Annie joined me for a 16 mile variation while I did the full 24. It was a spectacular day to be outside, and the singletrack of the GWT is as good as it gets near Bald Mountain. We saw a moose and a toad. The current building/construction near Jeremy Ranch requires some trespassing on supposed private property to do the loop proper, but no one was arrested.
|View from Big Mountain|
|Super cool meadow of random sticky plants|
|Annie running off Bald Mountain|
|These signs are like horror movies: just meant to scare you|
|Fun grass running down Alexander|
My time for the 24 miles was 4:45.