On the last day of 2013 I was lucky enough to run a favorite mountain trail, with someone I adore, and chase sunset through the mountains. A climb up Buck Hollow to Mary’s Rock with a breathtaking sunset, a champagne toast and a fun, dark descent back to the car to a delicious picnic of ahi tuna and veggies was a spectacular way to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Here’s to a fabulous 2014 full of mountains, trails, miles, friends, laughter, adventure, love, happiness and possibility!
A 42 mile run in the Massanuttens with the VHTRC on a lovely late December day with temperatures in the 60’s…ahhh. Life is good.
“Doubly happy, however, is the man to whom lofty mountain tops are within reach.” -John Muir
A beautiful sunrise trail run from Buck Hollow to Mary’s Rock. Spectacular views!
Trail running is my passion. I love the time in the woods, being serenaded by nature and her magnificence, pushing my body as far as it can go, breathing in the joy and beauty of the trails. Over the past five months I have been lucky to find a group of like-minded, fun, funny, talented, inspirational and spirited trail runners to share many miles with. Spending the day on trail with friends was a great way to celebrate my birthday weekend. And seeing a bear just made the day complete! Running on trails is great…running with friends is fabulous.
Life is good.
A winter day on trail from Shawl Gap to Signal Knob and back down the Tuscarora Trail. Icy, snowy, rocky fun with lots of climbing and amazing views as a reward.
To those who have struggled
with them, the mountains reveal beauties
they will not disclose to those who make no effort.
This is the reward the mountains give to effort.
And it is because they have so much to give, and give
it so lavishly to those who wrestle with them, that
those who love the mountains go back to them again
The mountains reserve their choice gifts for those who stand on their summits.
-Sir Francis Younghusband