Posts tagged “trail

January TWOT

The Wild Oak Trail…a 27 mile loop with 8000 feet of climbing. My favorite trail to play on.

Scenes from a wet, cold, windy and fun January day.

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Magical moss

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Winter trail

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Little Bald trailhead

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Gorgeous sunset – our reward after a foggy, wet and windy day on trail


Devils Postpile – California

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.

trail to the Postpile

trail to the Postpile

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blue skies, clear streams, green trees – spectacular views

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the top of the Postpile

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Devils Postpile


Seneca Rocks – Roy Gap Road

View from the climb up Roy Gap Road

The top of Roy Gap Road looking down on Seneca Rocks

 


North Fork Mountain Trail – WV

Trailhead for the North Fork Mountain Trail in West Virginia

Climbing to the ridge

“Doubly happy, however, is the man to whom lofty mountain tops are within reach.” John Muir -

 

The reward at the end of a long trail run – South Branch of the Potomac River

 


Billy Goat Trail

River leading into the Potomac

Running the rocks

Peaceful lake – loved the triangle rocks

Dragonfly filled lake

 

Listen to the river sing sweet songs…


Buck Hollow – Mary’s Rock

Buck Ridge Trail

The view from Mary’s Rock – Shenandoah National Park


Laurel Highlands Ultra

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!

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Difficult Run Trail

meadow of flowers

beautiful tree off trail


Elizabeth Furnace


Pisgah National Forest – Art Loeb trail

From the top of a mountain on the Art Loeb trail

Art Loeb trail – climbing, climbing…

Bull Run Eagles

Spring on the Bull Run trail.

 

 

 

One of three bald eagles we saw near the Bull Run marina.


Chasing Leprechauns

Amazed at how fast the green-ness of spring is arriving! Love.


Prince William Forest

Unique bridge

Creekside trail

Trail dancing

 


Bull Run – Occoquan Trail

Winter View

Rocks

Holiday Lake 50K

Holiday Lake 50K – a beautiful course, great people and a fun race to run!

The view from the bridge - one of many reasons I trail run.

Climbing along the lake

Holiday Lake


Johnny Horn Trail, St. John


Sunset on Trail

Another reason to love trail running.


Chinquapin in Winter


Nightfall on Trail


Rocktown Trails

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!


Tomlinson Run State Park

Camping with old friends, playing on the trails and in the woods at Tomlinson State Park in West Virginia. There were zillions of butterflies there! A very fun weekend. 


Massanutten

A lovely trail run on the Massanutten Ridge Trail with @josephlandreth. Beautiful blue sky day with great views of the mountains.


Rosaryville Trail Race

Rosaryville State Park trail –  a nice hill lined with summer flowers.


Aid Station?

Because you never know when you might need a toaster on a trail run.


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