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This page is meant for folks to post their thoughts on the Saturday group run. I (Neil) will post a blurb about who showed up and where it was held. From there, I hope that other runners will share their thoughts since we often have different experiences on the same run. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Walnut Canyon, Arizona Trail

14 runners headed south towards Fisher Point (including visitors Lauren, Jill and Eli). Both Bob and Eric went on exceptionally long runs joining the group at the trailhead. After several cold, wet days, the warm morning temperatures were a welcome change. Most runners went to the 4 mile overlook trail where David unsuccessfully searched for the brigadoon Sinagua pot sherd that we found 5 years ago. At the end of the run, we made our inaugural trip to the Flagstaff Coffee Company where Tim served us up some fine coffees. By noon, the patio filled with many locals enjoying an early beer on a warm, wind free spring day. As we walked away, David just couldn't help himself by making a bold prediction about more snow in store in the near future. Looking like another May with snow! No one cared to hear this information. Next week our scheduled Saturday runs will return to 8 AM until late fall.


  1. wow - this looks like a lot of fun! I was looking up trail runs up that way and happened on your blog. I grew up in the area and my parents are still there - though I call Tucson home these days. I'm up this weekend and thought I'd do a forest trail out in Timberline. Would love to run with a group one of these days if ya'll don't mind a wayward local. -c

  2. Join us any Saturday...just click on next run on www.natra.org. Cheers