"Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see." - Jimmy Buffett


Catoctin 50K

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

-African Proverb

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Cool creek at Catoctin

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Very much like the Massanuttens

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Spectacular views from the top!

VHTRC Trifecta

The Virginia Happy Trails Fourth of July Trifecta continues…

An epic weekend – three days of playing on the mountain trails of the Shenandoahs. Here are a few of the sights!

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Sophie’s Death March

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Jeremy’s Run

Jeremy’s Run

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Neighbor Mountain

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Swimming hole at the trailhead of Jeremy’s Run

Pacing Fun in the Mountains

This spring I’ve had the privilege to spend a lot of time on trail pacing friends in their events. It’s been fun and so very rewarding to watch them finish goal races – with smiles all around.

Pacing Bob Gaylord at MMT100

Pacing Bob Gaylord at MMT100

Pacing Lara Zoeller up Sherman's Gap to Veach during the Old Dominion 100

Pacing Lara Zoeller up Sherman’s Gap to Veach during the Old Dominion 100

Tuesday Taper Thoughts

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Winter TWOT

The Wild Oak Trail is my very favorite trail. The way she wears winter is magical.

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View from Little Bald

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A snowy day on Little Bald

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And even more snow on Big Bald

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At the top of Little Bald

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We could have used snowshoes.

The Wild Oak Trail (aka TWOT)

A wonderfully wintery day on the TWOT trail. 28 miles, 8100 feet of climbing…happy, happy trails.

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My favorite spot – on the climb up Little Bald

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The view from Big Bald

Snow trails descending Big Bald

Snow trails descending Big Bald

Vicki’s Death March 2014

A VHTRC Fat Ass run on Black Friday every year. This year was a blue sky, sunshine, SNOWY adventure.

White Oak Canyon

White Oak Canyon

Big Meadows Horse Trail

Big Meadows Horse Trail



A snowy Skyline Drive

A snowy Skyline Drive

View near Hawksbill

View near Hawksbill


Boyer’s Furnace 40 Miler – A VHTRC Fat Ass

The Boyer’s Furnace Fat Ass was held on a beautiful Saturday in late December. Blue skies, sunshine and temps in the 60’s made this challenging 40 miler even more of a treat.

The view from Kennedy Peak.

The view from Kennedy Peak.

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Orange Trail rocks

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Sunset over Fort Valley


Wordless Wednesday – My Tribe

Vermont VHTRC

My Tribe – the VHTRC at Vermont 100


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