Posts tagged “trail

MMT Training Runs – MLK Weekend

The Virginia Happy Trails Running Club puts on several excellent training runs for the Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 race held in May. The Martin Luther King weekend was the first of the fat ass events. It was a warm, cold, sunny, snowy, foggy weekend to run!

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Sunrise in the Massanutten Mountains – MMT Training Run #1

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Orange trail – before the snow – Waterfall 50K

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Orange trail- after the snow – Waterfall 50K

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

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.

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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