Kendrick peak welcomes the morning sun...viewed from the Arizona Snowbowl parking lot
Taco and I enjoyed the pleasant hospitality of the Snowbowl
Healthy eating is an essential component of successful ultrarunning.
I thought it would be a good idea to start things off by heading up an old friend, Humphrey's Peak...
The Wilderness border lies just beyond the slopes of the Snowbowl
Soon, I began to wonder if my skimpy running outfit was appropriate
This was around 10,200 feet, I aborted and decided to head to a lower elevation
Aspens with Kendrick as the backdrop
Taco waited patiently
Taco took me over to Schultz Pass, where we approached Mount Elden from the north
Look back at the San Francisco Peaks. The snow all seems to melted since I left an hour earlier.
Schultz Tank, fake lake near Schultz Pass
Soft singletrack through an awesome forest characterized the Elden area
After a routefinding mishap, I found the Sunset Trail, which I followed to the top of Elden
After about 7.5 miles, I popped out on Elden's northeast ridge
The north/east slopes were completely ravaged by wildfire
The aspens are moving in!
Very modest array.
Looking back at Agassiz et al
Looking down at Flagstaff
The Walkup Skydome at NAU
Sandia Peak (in the distance)
I was excited to climb the fire tower atop Elden
I could write a way better liability waiver.
I'm not sure what the hell this means.
Snow on the down low
Tree beats rock
Mount Elden from the Safeway in Flagstaff
Score! Just enough for the drive back to PHX.