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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, July 2, 2011

Aspen Corner, Arizona Trail

It was a gorgeous morning to celebrate the near arrival of the monsoons - at least as promised by Birthday Boy Meteorologist David Owen (Blanchard that is)! 14 runners (including former Flagstaffian and replanted in North Carolina - Shannon) started towards Utah but eventually decided to cut the run short and head back towards Mexico. Most runners agreed this is the prettiest section of the Arizona Trail. Evidently, David Mckee thought Tony was headed to Utah and started following what he thought were Tony's tracks. David got a long run in but unfortunately missed the coffee klatch group at the Seasoned Kitchen. Runners recovered with a NATRA newly created special: The Dusty Melon aka, Natraquila. What started out as an innocent pure watermelon juice leftover from art walk, quickly turned into something with a punch once Neil got his hands on it. We are thinking that we will freeze this concoction and hand it to runners who finish Soulstice. Might cut down on the beer drinking. Probably not. Happy Birthday David B! Get some sleep!