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Browsing Posts published in August, 2007

 August 18-19, 2007

“Oh sure, we could run that fast if we had a green light too!”

Comment from a runner I passed at about 2:00 a.m.

The Leadville Trails 100, in Leadville Colorado, was my focus race for 2007.   Of all the 100s I would run during the year, I wanted to do the best at Leadville.   Leadville Trails 100 is one of the four “majors” of the ultra marathon sport, one of the four grandslam races.  My main reason for wanting to perform well is that I wanted revenge! 

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August 4-5, 2007 – 70 miles

The Uinta mountain range in Utah is one of the few ranges in North America that runs east to west.  The highest continuous established trail in the Uintas is the Highline Trail (#025) that runs the length of the mountain range.   This very remote trail is one of the most remarkable trails in the nation.   In its entirety, the trail is more than 100 miles long, however the most easterly section is not maintained, very difficult to navigate and less impressive.   Most highline trail end-to-end hikers start at Chepeta Lake and end at Hayden Pass, a distance of about 65-70 miles.

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