Distance – 21.8 mi Vertical Gain – 5800 ft Description: This route is entirely runnable and combines speedy singletrack with breathtaking views, including an alpine lake, all while circumnavigating Mt. Yale (14,196′). Start at Avalanche Trailhead Head north on the Colorado Trail At saddle, descend north to Silver Creek TH Turn left at County Road 365, […]
Distance – 40.4 mi Vertical Gain – 11,630 ft Pikes Peak is a 14k peak towering over the City of Manitou Springs and the surrounding area. It serves as a training ground for elite trail runners, alpinists, and outdoor enthusiasts and is home to the third oldest marathon and first to allow women to compete […]
ROUTE: 81 miles with approximately 14,000′ gain (GPX) Start: Leidy Peak TH (40.7760, -109.8167) Finish: Mirror Lake Highway TH (40.7221, -110.8634) Women’s Current Supported FKT (more): Emily Brackelsberg – 1d 3h 24m – 2013-09-01 DRIVING LOGISTICS: Car Shuttle: approx 4 hours (map) Proposed Plan: Day One (9/10) – Meet at Mirror Lake TH (spend night near […]
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Update: It went well!! Lots of time with my daughter at our aid station, every five miles, which was amazing. Huge showing of community support and some socially distanced friends. View this post on Instagram Races around the world are cancelled. So, I shifted my mindset from ‘training to race’ to ‘racing to […]
I guess there is something to be said about talking to your spouse ad nauseam about a route for months on end. Eric, my husband, wants to know what all the fuss is about – he’s going for Nolan’s 14! Start Time/Date 9/13/19 at 0500 MT Intended Direction South to North (Blanks TH Start and […]
Standing atop Mt. Belford (14,203′), my eyes met the allure of the buttery ridgeline connecting Mt. Oxford (14,160′) to its flanks. I stopped briefly for a snack, asking my friend, “I wonder how you connect Harvard from there”. Alex, looked at me with a wide grin, “are you considering Nolan’s?”. This was August 9, 2018, […]