About NATRA Blog

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, August 28, 2010

Kendrick Mountain Trail

An impressive showing of NATRA runners as they head up Kendrick Mountain into the London Fog. Chad, Neil, Bob, David, Mark, Joel, Jen, Darcy, Steve, Dara, Heather, Sarah, Don and Zack started out in the parking lot a bit late as the mushroom hunters in the crowd inspected every bolete that surrounded the parking area.

As they made their ascent, runners encountered a thick fog at 2 miles up, leaving many chilled to the bone. Was this August? Much of the conversation focused on the outstanding performance by our friends at TransRockies. As the elevation increased, the visibility reduced to no more than 30 yards. It was even more difficult to follow the trail as the myriad of wildflowers choked the narrow path.

At the top, runners made their way either to the cabin or the tower, but did not stick around long as they needed to warm themselves by bombing downhill, dodging the throngs of hikers heading up. Back at the parking lot, Mark, Neil and Jen gathered as many boletes as they could hold. At the end of the run, the Hopi Drive gang enjoyed the wild mushrooms grilled in olive oil and salt with peppered bacon, hatch green chile and egg toppings. They of coursed washed it all down with Red Hook ESB. Another perfect Saturday morning NATRA run!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Trans Rockies Updates!

Flagstaff runners are again near the top of the leader boards at Trans Rockies! Sara Wagner/Adam Chase, Eric Bohn/Jason Wolfe, Chris Purslow/Brian Tinder and Mark Thurston/Andres Santiago are all in contending positions in their divisions! Stay updated by visiting the Trans Rockies Web page .