Devils Postpile National Monument is near Mammoth Mountain, California. An extraordinary example of columnar basalt, it was formed less than 100,000 years ago when cooling lava flow cracked into multi-sided columns. The symmetry in this rock structure is truly amazing. A beautiful trail that leads to a breathtaking view.
Here is a slideshow of beautiful trail from the 33rd annual Laurel Highlands Ultra in Pennsylvania. This 70.5 mile trail race was challenging, rocky, gorgeous, technical, rooty, fabulous, ferny, magical, frustrating, rocky, hilly, spectacular, and FUN. I took a few photos on trail – enjoy!
Amazed at how fast the green-ness of spring is arriving! Love.
Holiday Lake 50K – a beautiful course, great people and a fun race to run!
Sweet single track right across the street from my parent’s house that connects with my high school cross country course. Always fun to run on the old CC course, and now there are these lovely trails too. I enjoyed a few days of trail running while in town for Thanksgiving. Wish these had been there when I was in high school!
A lovely trail run on the Massanutten Ridge Trail with @josephlandreth. Beautiful blue sky day with great views of the mountains.
Rosaryville State Park trail – a nice hill lined with summer flowers.
Because you never know when you might need a toaster on a trail run.
I enjoyed running some twisty, narrow, hilly single track trail in Maryland this weekend with @josephlandreth. It was cool and dark in the woods with a few bright clearings such as this one. The light filtering through the trees was really beautiful – a great contrast to the shady woods.