Posts tagged “Maryland

Sugarloaf Mountain – A Monadnock

I love the word monadnock. In case you weren’t enamored with geology in college like I was, here’s the definition:

monadnock or inselberg is an isolated rock hill, knob, ridge, or small mountain that rises abruptly from a gently sloping or virtually level surrounding plain. (Wikipedia) 

Sugarloaf Mountain in Maryland is a monadnock covered with a multitude of technical, rocky, steep and challenging trails. Enjoy!

Lots of rocks...lots of climbing

Lots of rocks…lots of climbing (are you sure we aren’t in the Massanuttens?!)

Cool rock formations

Cool rock formations

Nice views from the top

Nice views from the top


The HAT Run 50K

The  25th running of the HAT Run 50K took place in Susquehanna State Park in Havre de Grace, Maryland on March 23. It’s a fun ultra with great aid stations and plenty of single track trail to play on. Although it’s a big ultra (over 450 runners) it was very well-organized with plenty of aid, fabulous volunteers and great swag, including a technical hat (of course), a technical tee and an Under Armour hooded sweatshirt with the race logo embroidered on it. One to put on the calendar for next spring!

Views of the Susquehanna River

Views of the Susquehanna River

And a few fields tossed in for fun...

And a few fields tossed in for fun…

Crazy cool tree on the HAT course

Crazy cool tree on the HAT course

Trail on the HAT Run - Susquehanna State Park

Trail on the HAT Run – Susquehanna State Park


A Monadnock in Maryland – Sugarloaf Mountain

An amazing spring day for a run on the trails


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