|Lyon on the Serengeti. Photo Credit: Derrick Lytle.|
|Lambs. It's really hot out there. Wish I had more pics from the day.|
|Anatomy of a road trip. Tony Grove back country trailhead camping area= FREE.|
|Typical Bear 100 scenery.|
|Beaver Mountain Ski Lodge. Aka "The Beav."|
|Idaho beach vacation. Bear Lake State Park.|
|On the right: the last mountain to climb (Ranger Dip Liftoff hill) before dropping 3k'+ into Bear Lake.|
RECAP Sept 4-10, 2013: 115 mi, 25000', 2 days off
Weds 9/4: 13mi, 2500'. Finished cleaning up IMTUF course and decided on my first "fun" run in weeks. Upper Payette Lake to Granite Lake and back. Legs feel like lead, after a rest day.
Thurs 9/5: Off, drive to Wasatch 100 to pace.
Fri 9/6: 36 mi, 7hrs, 9000'. Incredibly fortunate to watch the Master paint his masterpiece. I did what I could to motivate him through the nasty and hot day, but what do you to help Nick Clark run 100 miles? It's like a rookie telling Babe Ruth he should choke up on the bat a bit. Went from Big Mountain to Brighton. Last stretch along the ridge at Scott Peak was good, the rest was a hot and monotonous grunt.
Sat 9/7: Off, drive to Logan, slept in Walmart parking lot. Lots of big 4WD's doing burnouts all night long.
Sun 9/8: Bear 100 course. 22 mi, 5000', 3:15. Start to 1st aid station (Logan Peak Aid, 10.4mi, 1:55), then took a wrong turn on the way back and entered Providence Canyon. Ran down to the Logan valley, then took a right on a rolling and hot trail along a big metal fence back to the truck.
Mon 9/9: Bear 100 course. 21 mi, 4000', 3:30. Around Tony Grove Lake a few miles, then drove to Franklin Basin. Run up Steam Mill Canyon, Peterson Hollow and down to Beaver Mountain Ski Resort.
Tues 9/10: Bear 100 Course. 24.8 mi, 4000', 3:07 (7:32 pace). Beaver Mountain Ski Resort to Bear Lake Finish Line. Let the legs go on this one. Ups going at 8-10 min pace, downs at around 6 min pace. Last 1.4mi on the final gravel road into Fish Haven in 8min.
Off to hunt...