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Member Since:

Mar 29, 2008



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

2011 Salt Lake City Half  1:42  

2010 Buffalo Run 25 K  2:25  

2010 St George Marathon 3:48  

2011 Mid Mountain Trail Marathon 4:27 

2011 Squaw Peak 50 mile 14:00:49 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep going!


married, 4 children

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Miles:This week: 4.19 Month: 15.90 Year: 525.85
Saucony Peregrine 6 Lifetime Miles: 569.92
New Balance 1080 Lifetime Miles: 27.42
Saucony Peregrine 6 Blue Lifetime Miles: 561.44
Peregrine 8 Lifetime Miles: 323.00
Saucony Peregrine 2019 Lifetime Miles: 203.39
Brooks Cascade 14 Lifetime Miles: 85.25
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Finally got out after a week of inactivity unless you can count line miles in Harry Potter World.  

Wanted to get out in the canyons on something new while the colors are still there...started Big Water trailhead at the lower parking lot at the top of Millcreek.  Ran up to Dog Lake.  This stretch is about 3 miles and is mostly gradual incline...vertical incline only about 900 feet or so.  Very runnable overall but I walked here and there to see some awesome scenery and stop to watch a moose cross the trail 30 feet in front of me.  3 moose in all standing there.  Was cool and I was scoping out which trees to run behind if they charged.


 Then from Dog lake went to Desolation lake which is another 3 miles or so.  Had to walk much of the last 2 miles of this stretch, just steeper and beautiful.  From Desolation lake to the car I looped back on the wasatch crest trail 6.5 miles to the parking lot.  Great trail, beautiful yellow leaves with much of the trail covered with golden quaking aspen leaves and about a quarter mile of hard packed snow in the shady spots.  Fun day. 

  Desolation Lake

Cascadia 6 Big Miles: 12.50
From Oreo on Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 21:31:37 from

Where we belong.... bro where we belong. Hold on' we'll run along.. Very jealous right now... 100% Blue agava night - maybe..

From Steam8 on Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 21:45:39 from

Beautiful run! I love running yellow trails from the leaves. The weather has been so great lately. Fun that you got to see some moose too!

From Bryce on Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 00:46:13 from

Wow nice solo adventure! Great run G! Super glad you were able to get out in the hills with the beasts.

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