Mountain Masochist Trail Run 50 Miler

It was a fabulous fall day to run 50++ miles with 9,000+ feet of climbing in the mountains – on a very tough course. Tight cut-off times made this a bit of a race against the clock, but I had a few minutes to take some photos and finish in 11:32. It was too gorgeous not to capture some of these great memories in photos. What a fun, fun day on trail. Enjoy!

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as the sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”   – John Muir

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Fabulous fall colors

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The mountains were glowing with autumn colors.

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A beautiful sunrise on the ridge.

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The Lynchburg Reservoir sparkling in the autumn sunlight.

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A patchwork quilt of fall colors.

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“The mountains reserve their choice gifts for those who stand upon their summits.” Sir Francis Younghusband

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The reward at the top of The Loop. Worth it all…

4 responses

  1. Lorraine Moore

    so beautiful, it takes my breath away!

    November 4, 2013 at 8:32 am

  2. Love the fall colors this fall. They seem very intense. Glad you had fun out there, and I love the quotes.

    November 8, 2013 at 10:02 am

  3. Brilliant! What camera do you use? My iPhone doesn’t seem to perform so well.

    Interesting how the most beautiful moments (which you nailed) often came after toughest sections of course.

    November 11, 2013 at 4:54 am

    • Just my iPhone! Yes, I agree…after a particularly tough section you would be rewarded with a spectacular view. One of the many things I love about trail running.

      November 11, 2013 at 6:42 am

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