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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, September 17, 2011

Ponderosa Hustle, Aspen Corner, Summer Series Picnic

Never a dull moment of trail running in Flagstaff. The inaugural Ponderosa Hustle was a smashing success. See photos above.

The NATRA group run had 9 folks including Maureen, Rob, Neil, Sabrina, Craig, David, Susan, Don and Bruce out for a jaunt on the Arizona Trail at Aspen Corner. With a thick overcast, runners were chilled to the bone. Before long David started chasing tornado trails (from what David says, 10 days in a row with at least one tornado in Northern Arizona). He found several trees uprooted from the latest event just off the Arizona Trail and reports that there was some tornado activity near the Humphrey's trail box. See David's official report. Most runners headed to Bismarck Lake and back.

Neil headed back to his car to clean off the residue of David M's latest prank. Sabrina reminded us of when the same Arizona Trail took a bit out of her leg last year. Ouch.

Finally to top off the day, Tim and the Flagstaff Nordic Center hosted the Flagstaff Summer Running Series picnic. With a small turnout of 30 folks, everyone took one or two Fratelli's pizza home and lots of NATRA swag.


  1. Just an innocent Saturday morning trail run and now my dented butt's on the internet. Always getting me in trouble, Bruce (and Neil too):)


  2. You have a cute (dented) butt, Ms. S. And you just proved how *&%*&Y*-ing tough you are!

  3. Or how klutzy, not sure which!
    Still trying to be as tough as you, though :)


  4. Neil, Gail, all other organizers, benefactors, and volunteers, you did an awesome job on the Summer Series!
    Mark T