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Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Gangs of Beaver Brook!

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First of all, how the hell do they get back here?  I go out into nature to get away from this crap.  WTF

Once I passed this sign, I did not see another trace, but still . . .  I love this trail for its remoteness, I guess not remote enough though.  I just can’t understand why people (kids) must do this???  What do they have to prove?

It was a beautiful day; I left at about 3pm and the temp on the trail was perfect.  I ended up running 10.5 miles with 2,150’ of gain and about a 11:50 average pace.  I just love the trail, with rolling technical hills, mostly tree protected, beautiful fields, awesome views, generally no sign of turons (tourist + morons), and animals everywhere you look.  It also doesn't intersect another trail for 5 miles.

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Oh yea, I almost forgot . .  about 2 miles in to the run, I was in the “zone” and and just focusing on the trail.  All of a sudden I looked up and right in front of me was a giant ‘man-eating’ cow.  They do really exist.  It scared the crap out of me.  He is a photo of it running away; I scared him too.  Don’t know exactly why he was afraid of me though, but I wasn’t waiting around to find out.   TRUE STORY!

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They are REAL!!!

 

3 comments:

Jill said...

Looks like a pretty day....sans killer cow!

Are you going to write about your Leadville experience? I keep waiting for an update or a phone call for all the details....all I know is a little tidbit I heard from Mills. :( Very proud of your effort. Are you planning on it again next year?

SKA Runner said...

Hmmmm . . I am almost ready to talk about it . . . The DNF mentally destroyed me - first DNF.

I was strong enough, tough enough, but not smart enough!

chris-oomf said...

Just found your blog - There must be a trail running gang or something! Tourons, and man-eating cows - I learned a lot from this post.

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