Henry ran the 10K (finishing 1st in the 14 and under division and 15th overall), and Oliver grudgingly agreed to run the 5K option (running well, though a bit off course); I managed to run the 10-miler in 1:09:35.
After departing the family cabin near the Buffalo National River, drove the Transamerica Trail from Hwy. 65 in Arkansas to somewhere near Holly Grove, AR (stopping every hour or so to run a mile for seven miles total), followed by a late stop to camp at Trace State Park (Mississippi) before returning to Tuscaloosa.
22-mile trail run (3,363′ elevation gain; 4 hours) with Wesley on the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT) in preparation for his running of the LOViT 100-miler.
After a night of camping, 14.36 miles running on isolated forest service roads.
Family run (in the rain) for the “Huff, Puff, then Stuff 5K” (Hot Springs, AR), in which I paced Henry to his 5K personal record of 22:49.
Backcountry camping near forest service road 600-1 in the Talladega National Forest.
Henry’s first night / headlamp trail race at the Halloween Havoc II 6-miler in Oak Mountain State Park (I ran the half marathon).
Seven miles running on forest service roads in the Talladega National Forest (Oakmulgee District, around Poplar Grove Church Road / Prior Creek Road), then continuing south to camp at Blue Pond in the Conecuh National Forest.
Solo camping trip to run and explore backcountry forest service roads (FSR) in the Talladega National Forest – driving FSR 600-1 near Bull’s Gap trailhead (Pinhoti Trail) until it was dark and I needed a campsite, then covering the rough FSR 600-2 in the morning before heading to FSR 600-3 to run the Silent Trail (past Cheaha Falls) to Lake Chinnabee and back (approximately 8 miles).