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Browsing Posts published in November, 2006

November 24-25, 2006

 The Grand Canyon again beckoned me to run in its depths.  With the road to the North Rim still open and a long Thanksgiving weekend, I took the opportunity to travel one more time this season to experience this wonder of the world.   I hoped to accomplish my 10th double crossing.   But this time, I wanted to do a more extreme variation.  Instead of doing the typical double crossing along the corridor trails (Bright Angel or South Kaibab), I planned to accomplish probably the first double crossing from North Kaibab to Hermits Rest and back.

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November 3-4, 2006

“By the light of the silvery moon”

Three weeks after accomplishing a double-double (4 trips) crossing of the Grand Canyon, I returned again to do an all-night-full-moon double crossing.   I arrived at the North Rim shortly after dusk.   After making my preparations for the run, I finally hit the trail at about 7:30 p.m.   I was pleased to see that the overcast sky cleared and that the bright moon would be my companion during the entire night.   As I began my run down the trail, I was further delighted to notice that my legs felt good and strong.  Usually in the early stages of the steep descent it takes a few miles to get the kinks out, but not tonight.

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