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, October 30, 2010

Walnut Canyon, Arizona Trail (North)

On a blustery, pre-Halloween Saturday, 15 runners made their way north to the open grasslands between Walnut Canyon and I-40. The run was pretty easy going out as the downhill portion had tailwind that provided an extra push. As we got out of the ponderosas, gale force winds kicked up providing a challenging climb back to the parking lot. As I had stopped to walk enjoying the some quiet alone time, David McKee did his best lets sneak up behind Neil and scare the crap out of him, pre-Halloween prank. Needless to say, David was pretty proud of himself.

While taking a break and chatting with Sabrina, a tarantula jumped us on the trail. We eventually made it back to the trail head with no more Halloween scares and enjoyed coffee and fruit cups at the Campus Coffee Bean and discussed the best way for Sabrina to run from Flagstaff to Sedona entirely off pavement.