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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!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Magical Mescal Mystery Tour

The charge out of the Boynton Canyon Trailhead
7 Northern Arizona Trail Runners Association runners circumnavigated 5.2 miles around Mescal Mountain. Despite the overnight heavy rains, the trail was slick in only a few places, and the light rain kept us from overheating! Bruce the botanical tour guide gave us lots of breaks and pointed out many of the fragrant flowering plants. The back side of Mescal Mountain gave us an appreciation for Sedona's "slick rock", with several runners nearly biting the red mud. Armed with her I-phone, Localeikki founder Tracy McMillan said she had never taken so many photographs on a run. If you haven't heard of Locoleikki, check it out at http://www.localeikki.com/destination/index and download the ap so you can find this and many other great NATRA runs! You can also check them out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/localeikki.

Bruce, David, and Matt lead the way 

 Localeikki founder Tracy McMillan enjoying Mescal Trail
 David nears the first high point
 Samantha and Tracy wonder if they should take the high or low road
 Nothing beats running on "slick rock"

The home stretch