Paced Henry in the Hotter N’ Hell Trail Run (9-miler) in Oak Mountain State Park, with Henry coming in first in the 14-and-under division (34th / 205 overall).
Month / August 2022
7/3/2022: Eagles Nest Wilderness (White River National Forest), Colorado
Family hike to Lily Pad Lake via Meadow Creek Trail, which turned into a family run after getting caught in a thunderstorm.
6/30 – 7/2/2022: Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Including some bonus “route-finding,” over nine miles running (or barely walking) on the Syncline Trail in Canyonlands National Park.
6/28-29/2022: Zion National Park
Several miles hiking into The Narrows with family, followed by a few more miles deeper into the canyon with Wesley and then a run back to our campsite at the Watchman Campground.
6/23-27-2022: Olympic Valley, CA
Crewed Wesley in the Western States Endurance Run (100-mile trail race), from Olympic Valley to Auburn, California. (I managed to run the first three miles of the course as part of the Hoka High Camp Challenge.)
Western States starting line
6/21-22/2022 (Yosemite National Park, CA)
Six-mile family hike to Vernal Falls (saw a bear) and Nevada Falls via Mist Trail (completing the loop back via Join Muir Trail), followed by a (solo) 7.2-mile trail run/hike (roundtrip) to the top of Yosemite Falls (2,700′ elevation gain).
6/18-19-2022: Grand Canyon (South Rim, Arizona)
Six-mile (3 out and 3 back) family hike into the canyon via Bright Angel Trail, followed by a (solo) seven-mile (3.5 out and 3.5 back) run into the canyon via South Kaibab Trail (camping at Desert View Campground).
6/13-14/2022: Sedona, Arizona
Several trail runs in the Sedona area, including a quick, solo trip up Cathedral Rock, followed by a second run with Henry and Jeremy beginning at the Marg’s Draw trailhead – and then seven miles with Jeremy the next day at the Woods Canyon trailhead near Red Rock Ranger District Station.