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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, April 11, 2015

From New York to Sandy Canyon via AZ Trail

17 NATRA runners including a half dozen newbies and three recent arrivals from NY area, ran to Fisher Point and back. The smell of spring prescribed burning off Lake Mary road and the warm temps were a nice addition to the perfect conditions. The large group then replenished oxygen and energy levels at Wildflower.

Next week join us and get your kicks on Old Route 66 west of Williams, Arizona. We will run the original dirt "Old Trails HIghway" and 1931 paved alignments. Learn more about the history of next week's run at http://flagstafftrailrunning.blogspot.com/2012/03/getting-our-butts-kicked-on-route-66.html We will meet at the Flagstaff Athletic Club west overflow Parking at 7:15 AM to carpool.

And don't forget, prices go up for the Run Flagstaff Summer Series 6 pack on April 16th. Register today for the 6 races at https://register.chronotrack.com/reg/form?eventID=12032

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Johnson Canyon Tunnel Run

Six NATRA runners ran back in time to the historic 1882 Atlantic and Pacific Johnson Canyon Tunnel. Abandoned in 1960, the tunnel is a monument to one of the most troublesome sections of railroad grade on the mainline between New Mexcio and California. We made a pit stop at Cafe 326 in Williams and pretty much replenished the calories lost with tasty pastries. Next week, Sandy Canyon to Fisher Point from Canyon Vista Campground at 8 AM.