Big training run with huge altitude gain: 9000' over 25.2 miles. Felt strong just 1 week after Pocatello. 103 miles in the last 8 days!
Few miles from the TH, the trail climbs above the rocky cliffs and roaring river
8 miles from the trailhead (4200'), looking down on the McRea Cabin from the nice meadow above.
Inside the rustic cabin. Camping is allowed here. Really cool place.
The only elk I spied on my run.
The prized morel mushroom. If I had a garbage bag, I could have filled it. Instead, I stuffed my shorts and made it to the McRea Cabin and got some ziplocks to carry them. In all, I toted them for 10 miles down the trail.
Bushwack section through a burned out area at miles 10-12 cut me up pretty nice. Notice the black ash on my legs.
The bounty on the cutting board at home. Delicious with my breakfast eggs.