Photos from posts
Mar 12, 2013
5-2013 Quad Rock
The running and hiking of the Quad Rock 50
May 11, 2013
4-2013 Grand Canyon R2R2R
A group of us ran and hiked the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim this weekend
Distance approx 48 miles, just under 12,000' of vertical and our time was 15:15
Apr 13, 2013
Album for scrapbook photos
Mar 27, 2013
Cerro Pelado run
Today I riked 22 miles up to Cerro Pelado and back down. The course profile is shaped like an "M". Starting at 8200' at my house, climbing up to around 8500' on Cat Mesa, dropping down to around 8000', then up to 10,100' and back.
My time was 5:35, lots of hiking in deep snow with bare legs, but it was warm out ;-)
Mar 15, 2013
2-2013 - Pino Trail, Sandias
Todat Deb and I had some business in Albuquerque, so we ran the Pino trail in the Sandias. This is a wonderful all uphill trail that starts around 6500' and tops out at 9500' and is about 4.8 miles to the top. The downhill back down is a fantastic run on smooth trails, but this time the snow was 6-8 inches deep about midway to the crest.
Feb 23, 2013
Album for profile photos
Feb 19, 2013
2-2013 - Rte 144 20 miler
Today's run was a fine 20 miler on a rolling Rte 144 in the Jemez Mountains on a snowmobile track. Snow was frozen in spots, mushy in others.
Feb 16, 2013
2-2013 Battleship Rock loop
Today Deb and I had to run some on the roads due to the snow. We ran on Rte 4 down to Battleship Rock, then hiked up Trail #137 to Jemez Campground, the road out to 4 because the bridge is out over the river, then back along 4 back to the house. All in all about 18 miles in 5 hours.
Feb 10, 2013
1-2013 La Luz run/hike
Today we had some business in Albuquerque, so while down there we hit our favorite trail in the Sandias, the La Luz trail. We decided to hike and run up until we hit 3PM, then turn around. We went until about 3:30 because it was such a nice day and got to within a mile of the 10,600' summit.
Jan 25, 2013
1-2013 Ponderous Posterior
The annual Ponderous Posterior fat ass run in the mountains surrounding Colorado Springs, put on by JT and Team CRUD.
Approx 25.5 miles of wonderful trails...
Jan 19, 2013
1-2013 WR Hike
Deb and I went on a hike with Charlie Thorn and his wife, Andi.
Jan 5, 2013
2012 - Final snowstorm of the year
Spent a good part of the day shoveling snow on this, the final snowstorm of the year. These photos were taken around noon, as of now, 6PM, it's still snowing.
Dec 31, 2012
2012 Christmas morning snowshoe
Easy snowshoe hike up East of our house near Peralta Ridge.
Dec 25, 2012
12-2012 FR 10 rike
Easy rike up just below Cerro Pelado on snow covered roads up to 9200'+ and back around the old route.
Dec 22, 2012
12-2012 1st Snow
While the Hardrock 100 lottery was going on we went out and played in our backyard!
Dec 16, 2012
12-2012 Looking for Ghost Towns
Deb and I have been searching for the Bland, Albermarle and Pine ghost towns on Cochiti Mesa and this is the start of the album of our pursuit.
Dec 7, 2012
9-2012 Wasatch 100
Deb ran the 2012 Wasatch 100 in 33:13 at 58 year's old, less than 2 months after finishing the Hardrock 100.
Sep 6, 2012
2012 Hardrock Hundred
Hardrock 100, Day 1
Jul 13, 2012
Hardrock Course marking - Kroger's Canteen to Governor's
Nice day today with a great crew. We marked it light as most will be here in the daylight, but made sure to put in enough flags so no one will go off course.
Weather was Hardrock weather, as hail and rain fell on us up high.
As you can see in the photos, basically no snow, but the scree is packed and wet, so easy to traverse.
Jul 6, 2012
Hardrock Course marking - Maggie to Cunningham
Today we marked from Maggie Gulch to Cunningham Gulch, a little over 8 miles in 4.5 hours.
Jul 5, 2012
2012 Hardrock trail work - Bear Creek, Ouray
Trail work day!
2012 Hardrock hike on the 4th
Went for a nice hike with Deb, Rollin Perry, the Heaphys and Jim Ballard and Kathy Lang. Started out hot, but soon the clouds rolled in with lightening, rain and hail causing us to return early.
Jul 4, 2012
2012 Hardrock course marking - KT aid to Chapman aid
Today we marked from KT to Chapman but we had to turn around at Grant Swamp Pass to get back home.
Jun 30, 2012
2012 Hardrock course marking day 1
Today we marked the first section of the run, from South Mineral Creek to KT.
Jun 29, 2012
6-2012 San Juan Solstice 50
The San Juan Solstice 50 is a 50 mile trail race in the San Juan Mountains.
Jun 23, 2012
MTNRNR Arriba! New Mexico Mt Wheeler 22 miler
These photos and videos were taken yesterday while running the latest MTNRNR run. Only Deb and I showed up on Sunday.
Jun 14, 2012
6-2012 Santa Barbara II
We went back to the SB Divide loop this week after getting turned around by lightening last week. All sorts of critters were spotted and a great long day up high for Hardrock training.
Jun 8, 2012
6-2012 Santa Barbara trail
The Santa Barbara loop trail starting and finishing at the campground outside of Penasco, NM, just south of Taos. We ended up having to turn back off the divide due to lightening, but plan on returning next weekend. The loop is 26 miles and traverse the Santa Barbara Divide, which peaks out at 12, 621'. http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/35378472
Jun 2, 2012
5-2012 Three Peaks
Kevin, the dawgz and I went on a 20 mile Rike in the Santa Fe Sangres...
May 27, 2012
5-2012 Last Chance Saloon
Last chance saloon aid station, aka Rendija at the JMTR runs.
May 19, 2012
4-2012 Collegiate Peaks 50
50 mile trail race in Buena Vista, Colorado. This is a stepping stone towards Hardrock.
Apr 27, 2012
4-2012 Cedro Peaks 45 Sweeping
Sweeping duties at the Cedro Peaks 45 mile run...33 miles removing course markers and looking for distressed runners.
Apr 6, 2012
3-2012 La Luz Trail/Sandias
Deb, Kevin and I traveled down to Albuquerque to deliver some artwork for Deb to a show down there, so decided to run the La Luz trail that we haven't done yet.
We started at the La Luz parking area off of Rte 333, went up La Luz to the Crest Spur trail to the top of Sandia Crest at 10,680" +-, we then ran the 1 3/4 mile trail to the Tram. We then went into the restaurant (High Finance) and had some nachos and a beer to celebrate Kevin's birthday up at 10,400'. After that we took the La Luz directly back down where the top 3 miles were snowy and the final 5 miles a blast downhill run.
Mar 24, 2012
3-2012 Salida Trail Marathon
Trail marathon on mostly single track trail, some snow, ,some mud, some ice, but overall the conditions were great. Total of around 6 miles on road (dirt).
Mar 10, 2012
2-2012 Placitas 50K
Placitas 50K run on the Sandia foothills
Feb 10, 2012
01-2012 Sandias Rike
KZ and I attempted to run up and back down the Crest Trail from Tunnel Springs Rd to Sandia Crest and back a total of 22 miles RT...but the deep snow turned us around at mile 6, so we got 12 with around 2000' of climb.
After which, we went to Chama Brewery and had some fine beer and some grub, then went and picked up Deb at the Sunport.
Jan 28, 2012
2012 Ponderous Posterious Pikes Peak 50K
50K run with the Crud group in Colorado Springs, Co..
Jan 13, 2012
12-2011 Mesa to Mesa 34.5 miles
Mesa to Mesa 50K++ run from our house to Ponderos and back along San Juan Mesa and back up Cat Mesa.
Dec 30, 2011
12-2011 Rte 126 20 miler
Went on a 20 miler today with Deb, KZ and the dawgz on a snow covered dirt road up in the Jemez Mountains.
Dec 23, 2011
12-04-11 East Gate Snow Hike
Deb and I went for a 7 mile jog in the new snow with the dogs out East of our house.
Dec 3, 2011
Grand Canyon R2R2R
Deb and I ran the Grand Canyon double crossing (Rim to Rim to Rim) as a 10th anniversary celebration.
We did the out run to the north rim in 6:57 and the return trip in 7:15, running the route South Kaibab to North Kaibab and back. We took a 45 minute break at the north rim. Starting at 4:33am (3:33 AZ time), we reached the North Rim at 11:30 and the South Rim at 7:30 (6:30). Just missing an even split...Our friend Kevin joined us along with Olga Varlamova, Larry King, Tina Ure and her boyfriend, Brian.
Oct 22, 2011
5 Peaks Rike, Sanges, Santa Fe
Deb, KZ, Gibbs, Marley and I did the 5 Peaks run, more of a hike with some downhill running. Santa Fe ski hill, Deception, Lake, Pentitente and Santa Fe Baldy. 21.5 miles in 8.5 hours.
Oct 14, 2011
10 years with Deb
10 years ago today, Deb and I were married on top of Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey, NH. We are thinking maybe that in 10 years we'll be back there and can renew our vows in that same place...I'd like that :-)
Oct 13, 2011
10-2011 First Snow, Pajarito Trail Race
Today we woke up to our first snow of the year, it's early...but we do live at 8200 feet!
We then went and did an aid station at the Pajarito Trail races in Los Alamos, which was a 10K and half marathon, but which went up over 10,400 feet. Was chilly and lots of snow up high, so I heard.
Oct 8, 2011
Sep 29, 2011
2011 Bear 100
The Bear 100 mile trail race that runs from Logan, Utah to Bear Lake, Idaho. 22,000 feet of vertical, with 15,000 of it in the first 50 miles. Get to mile 51 and most of the hard work is done.
I had my vertigo return at around mile 40, which necessitated stopping, but many of my friends were able to get it done.
Sep 23, 2011
9-2011 Battleship Rock run
This is a run we do on occasion that is around 11-12 miles. Starting at our house, we run to the East Fork trail (about 1/2 mile) and follow that trail down to Battleship Rock and back, passing through Jemez Fals campground and Macauley warm springs.
Sep 4, 2011
9-2011 Three Peaks
Sep 2, 2011
Aug 27th, 2011 weekend Jemez running.
Saturday on Rte 144 from 126, 24 miles...Sunday Rte 106 From Rte 4/LaCueva, 14 miles.
Aug 26, 2011
8-2011 Cerro Pelado run
Aug 20, 2011
8-2011 San Antonio hot springs run
Today was a 21 mile out and back to north of the San Antonio Hot Springs, into the Valles Caldera National Preserve for a few miles. Good day on the trail with my dogs. It took us about 5 hours...
8-2011 Three Peaks Run
This one of the MTNRNR series of runs. It's a 20 mile run that traverses three (maybe four) 12,000 foot peaks in the Sangre Mountains near Santa Fe, NM.
Aug 13, 2011
8-2011 San Pedro Parks
San Pedro Parks MTNRNR series run, about 15 miles
Aug 5, 2011
2011 Speedgoat 50K
Karl Meltzer's Speedgoat 50K is the toughest in the country...a true test of strength and endurance.
Jul 30, 2011
After The Fire
A few shots of the Las Conchas area after only a small rain.
Jul 24, 2011
7-2011 Wheeler Peak rike
Easy run/hike up and back down the Bull of the Woods trail to the summit of Wheeler Peak and back. Wheeler Peak is the highest point in NM at 13,100'+.
It got stormy on the way up, but we were sure we could summit without encountering any lightening, which we did, but we did get some pea sized hail. Good 16 mile workout in a very relaxed 5.5 hours.
Jul 22, 2011
Jul 16, 2011
2011 Hardrock Hundred, the race
Some pictures I took during the first 42 miles of Hardrock. Vertigo and bad weather caused me to stop at Grouse Gulch.
Jul 7, 2011
Some videos of the SIlverton, Co. fireworks display on July 4th
Jul 4, 2011
Ophir Pass snowfields work
Cutting steps in the snowfields on Oscar's Pass
Jul 1, 2011
6-2011 Bear Creek Trail
Course marking on the Bear Creek trail out of Ouray. This is a 14 mile out and back and we added a climb up to Engineer Mountain summit while up there.
Jun 30, 2011
2011 Hardrock course marking
Jun 26, 2011
2011 San juan Solstice 50
San Juan Solstice 50 mile trail race, run in and around Lake City, Colorado in the San Juan mountains.
Jun 18, 2011
6-5-2011 Santa Fe Baldy
Jun 4, 2011
5-2011 Corral Canyon
Today Deb and I, Marley and Gibbs went on an exploration rike into Coral Canyon, several miles south of where we live. Enjoy!
May 29, 2011
5-2011 Santa Barbara Loop attempt
Deb and I attempted the 30.5 Santa Barbara loop up in Taos County. We started out wrong by staying on the West Fork trail and made it up to 11,500', where the snow was just wearing us down. We got stopped and turned around by hearing water rushing underneath the snow in front of us where the trail crossed and aren't ready to die just yet...so we went back down (through the snow again) and went up the Middle fork for a few miles to get the mileage we wanted.
May 27, 2011
Last Chance Saloon aid station - JMTR
Last Chance Saloon is the last aid station at the Jemez Mountain Trail runs. It was a great day and I hope we helped at least some of the runners make those last 1.9 miles to the finish.
May 21, 2011
5-2011 Caballo Caldera run
Today was supposed to be the NM MTNRNR series Caballo run, but no one showed up so we did something different, but included Caballo. We took some course markers from Tom and marked Caballo and Guaje Ridge from Caballo and followed parts of the Jemez 50 course.
May 13, 2011
5-2011 Stone lions run
The 6th NM MTNRNR series run was held Sat morning, May 7th, starting at th Ponderosa campground in Bandelier Nation Forest. The Stone Lions section was 18 miles, some of us did the Painted Caves out and back to add another 6 miles. Temps were nearing 90 degrees by midday and it was the first real hot day of the year, but a good 24 mile training run.
May 6, 2011
Deb and I went on a run up the North Crest trail in the Sandia Mountains just outside of Albuquerque, NM. We mostly hiked up, as it was all uphill for 12 miles, then ran over to the Tram House to refill water and eat. we then ran most of the way back down. We can't think of many places where you can run steadily downhill for 12 miles! It was a great day...
Apr 30, 2011
4-2011 Pajarito Run
20 mile trail run on and around Pajarito Ski Mountain in Los Alamos, NM.
Apr 22, 2011
Cerro Pelado Loop - 4-2011
20 mile loop around Cerro Pelado and Los Griegos (both 10,000+ footers) to and from our house.
Apr 15, 2011
4-2011 Cat Mesa Ruin Rike
Ran and hiked (Riked) up to a place we had seen on Google Earth that looked interesting. Put a waypoint in my GPS, looked at a map and off we went. We were hoping it was a large Indian Ruin from the 1600's, but it turned out to be some sort of holding reservoir for water, dug out of the ground. There was still a gate valve there rusting away. Wondering why this would have been out there!
Apr 9, 2011
4-2-2011 Jemez Training Run
About 20 miles on the Jemez 50 course
Apr 1, 2011
2011 Salida "Run Through Time" Marathon
26.2 miles in the mountains above Salida, Colorado.
Mar 11, 2011
02-2011 Peggy Mesa
Nice training run with Deb and Gibbs today on Peggy Mesa, near Gilman, NM....we sought out an old jeep road and was pleasantly suprised. This jeep road goes on for about 50 miles north to Rte 126, which we hope to run someday.
Feb 26, 2011
2-2011 Perimeter-Pipeline-Mitchell run
Nice 22 mile run today with some climbing and good altitude
Feb 19, 2011
2011 Feb. White Rock training
Nice training run today on the White Rock blue and red dot trails. One out and back is just under 10 miles...
Feb 13, 2011
2011 Gilman Tunnel run&hike
Toda we decided to return to the Gilman, NM area about 20 miles south on Rte 4 from our house. This is the location of the famous Gilman Tunnels that are cut through the Guadalupe box Canyon walls and is also the location where the latest movie of "3:10 to Yuma" was filmed.
Feb 5, 2011
Jan 30, 2011
Gibbs and Marley at various stages of play....
Jan 28, 2011
012311-Red Rock training in Jemez Springs, NM.
Training run/hike we did (Deb, Gibbs and I) today in the Red Rocks area of Jemez Springs, down near the Walatowa Center of the Jemez Pueblo. Temps in the low 50's/upper 40's. Altitude is a low of 6300' to around 7500' up on the mesa.
This might become our winter training grounds ;-)
Jan 23, 2011
Our new pup, Marley...she's a great playmate for Gibbs and seems very strong, so will be a good running companion for us, too.
Jan 22, 2011
Dec-2010 Jemez Snowstorm
Pictures taken a few days after the snowstorm on Wed, Dec. 29th here in New Mexico. Shots are of our dog Gibbs,the house and and surrounding landscape.
Jan 1, 2011
Deb's new dog, Gibbs. At this date he is 6.5 months old and weighs about 50 pounds. He was rescued at a shelter in Colorado.
Sep 30, 2010
2010 Bear 100
The Bear 100 is a mountain trail race that runs from Logan, Utah to Bear Lake, Idaho.
Sep 24, 2010
The annual VHTRC Massanutten Ring...71 miles of pure bliss. This run is harder than most 100 mile runs, including the Massanuuten 100!
Sep 3, 2010
2010 valles caldera
Deb's hike/run in the Valle Caldera in the Jemez Mountains, NM.
Jul 13, 2010
2010 Hardrock-The Run...The End
Jul 11, 2010
2010 Hardrock-The Run...Pacing Deb
Jul 10, 2010
1. 2010 Hardrock-The Run...Start & River crossing
Jul 9, 2010
3. 2010 Hardrock-Telluride Aid Station
2. 2010 Hardrock-The Run...Ouray Aid Station
2010 Hardrock Misc
Jul 6, 2010
Hardrock-The run, Registration & Potlick
2010 Hardrock Trail Work
Day 2 of trail work on Monday on the Old Twin Peaks trail outside of Ouray.
Jul 5, 2010
Silverton Parade and Firefighters waterfight
The annual 4th of July parade and Siloverton and Durango waterfight.
Jul 4, 2010
Fireworks in Silverton
The best in the world!
2010 Hardrock course marking - Day 6
Today we did what is officially the final group course marking day. We did the climb up and back down to Kroger's Canteen (Virginius) and it was a great day! It is only about 6 miles up and back, but it being the 6th day we're all getting tired anyway and needed the short day.
There is not much snow up there, so not much glissading. Lots of dirt and scree to climb up and down. By race day the snow should be barely a trace.
Jul 1, 2010
2010 Hardrock course marking - Day 5
Today we marked Maggie to Cunningham, while Rick and Liz Hodges took a team over Dives/Little Giant to Silverton.
It is only about 6 miles, but still took us about 7 hours, with the cairn building and lunch stop...plus the drive up to Maggie. Weather was perfect, I would love to have this on race day!
Jun 30, 2010