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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!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Arizona Trail: Tarantulas and Walnut Canyon Overlooks Run

Bob leads the way.

Not too far from Route 66, Ludo gets his kicks.
Trail Divas on the Run.

Fifteen NATRA runners enjoyed a perfectly wind free run out to the Walnut Canyon view points.  The women won the battle of the numbers 9 to 6. Putting a stamp on the great showing, the Flagstaff Trail Divas took the best photo spots on the edge of Walnut Canyon.

Flagstaff Trail Divas at the first overlook.
Tarantulas on the prowl.(Thanks Matt Ryan for photo!)

There was much excitement as several runners spied a male tarantula  sunning himself on the trail. Ironically on Sunday, there was an excellent column in the Arizona Daily Sun about our hometown tarantulas!  Once everyone regrouped a the trailhead all but two runners packed the back tables at Wildflower enjoying coffees and free pumpkin pie spread!

NATRA took up most of the back tables at Wildflower!