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Hiking or Trail Running in Bryce Canyon, Utah: Fairyland Loop Trail

Photo Copyright: Trudy ZufeltWhen the sun rises over Bryce Canyon, the views of the hoodoos are breathtaking. I can't think of any better way of catching the views than hiking along the rim and into the canyon. The Fairyland Loop Trail makes for a pe...
by Outdoor Adventure Gals on Jun 23, 2016

Race Report : Taiwan Beast Runners, deLoop, April 16, 2016

I’ve run a couple races in Taiwan before. Both road races in June. A 12k and half marathon (22k).  I could only get two weeks of vacation from work because of commitments but really wanted to find a trail race amongst the lush rain forest like...

Race Report : Taiwan Beast Runners, deLoop

I’ve run a couple races in Taiwan before. Both road races in June. A 12k and half marathon (22k).  I could only get two weeks of vacation from work because of commitments but really wanted to find a trail race amongst the lush rain forest like...

Seven More Miles . . .

Sunday, March 3, I went long. I went long on Harding Truck Trail, which starts at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary in Modjeska Canyon. I arrived fairly early, as those limited parking spaces fill up quickly, and took one of the two remain spots. It was just...
by Tales from the Trail on Apr 8, 2016

Car Wreck Trail

Friday, March 18, I headed out to Wood Canyon after work around 1PM. With my normal quick out-and-back in mind, I headed up Cholla, and ran along West Ridge to Top of the World. But I had a lot on my mind and didn’t want to return home so quickly.
by Tales from the Trail on Mar 21, 2016

Back to the Scene of the Crash

Saturday, March 12, I hit the trails to return to the scene of the accident that broke my arm. In fact, I ran the exact route: Holy Jim to The Main Divide, down West Horsethief to Trabuco (where the crash occurred) back into the Holy Jim lot. ...
by Tales from the Trail on Mar 18, 2016

Harding Truck Trail

I am so behind. So, here goes another: Sunday, February 28, in an effort to ward off some anger, I changed my original coastal hills plans, and headed for the mountains at around 11 in the morning. I chose Harding Truck Trail because the drive into M...
by Tales from the Trail on Mar 12, 2016

Right Where I Want to Be

Being that I’m only running coastal hills when I run alone nowadays, on my one day this past weekend where I got to run, I headed off to Newport Coast to catch some trails. Not wanting to spend $13 in tolls, I drove Coast Highway through Laguna Bea...
by Tales from the Trail on Feb 27, 2016

From the Top Once More

Monday was a day off for me and my boys as well (President’s Day, where we observe George Washington and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays). I celebrated by sleeping in. I believe that I made it all the way until 8AM. Wait. Now I remember, I actually s...
by Tales from the Trail on Feb 20, 2016

Starting at the Top

Generally, I prefer trail routes that get the uphill over with toward the beginning of the run. I despise having to climb out to get home. But I also hate making the same old drive over and over again. I think I hate that more than climbing out at th...
by Tales from the Trail on Feb 18, 2016

Emerald Canyon

Saturday I got back out for some trails in Laguna Wilderness.  Still not running, though I did run a couple of hills on this trip.  And I kept the cast splint off again, as even though I cannot straighten my arm yet, I really need to be abl...
by Tales from the Trail on Jan 4, 2016

Mueller Park to Elephant Rock: Hiking/Trail Running in Utah

Elephant Rock Mueller ParkIt's easy to see why Mueller Park in Bountiful, Utah is a favorite for trail runners. From it's easy access from a neighborhood to a steady climb, the trail offers a clear wide path for trail runners, hikers and even mountai...
by Outdoor Adventure Gals on Oct 26, 2015

Catching Up

Running has nearly come to a halt, a screeching halt.  Though I still have a couple trips out there that have not been blogged. The foot is better, but not at all healed.  I am fine to put in around five to seven miles, but afterward, I am...
by Tales from the Trail on Sep 8, 2015

Crushing Fatigue

For several months now I have been been feeling lethargic, and growing more so lately.  I have no motivation to do anything that requires too much exertion.  Though I train at the gym about five days a week, I can’t manage to move very qu...
by Tales from the Trail on Aug 19, 2015

Unmarked Trails, Pink Clouds and Coyotes

Thursday evening I took off for a short run into Wood Canyon.  I really had no final intention on a destination, except for the fact that I knew I’d do between five and six miles.  Anymore than that, I’d be running in the dark, which is...
by Tales from the Trail on Aug 9, 2015

Uncle!

I remember climbing Holy Jim some years back during Old Goat 50, at about mile 37, when I didn’t think I could take it anymore, and I had a quick chat with who I thought was a running friend (actually, he was a stranger, but I was close to deliriou...
by Tales from the Trail on Jul 11, 2015

The Trespasser

I often wondered about a particular trail that I’ve seen while running Santiago Truck Trail on my way to Old Camp.  After studying maps and looking at satellite images, I concluded that the trail in question is Joplin Truck trail, and it winds...
by Tales from the Trail on Jul 4, 2015

Beautiful Disaster

Boy have I been fooled and spoiled about our marine layer.  Socked in every day, living in perpetual shade fooled me into thinking that I could drive to the top of Ortega Highway and run along Los Pinos Trail.  Ummm, I practically stroked o...
by Tales from the Trail on Jun 16, 2015

The Party Culture of Born to Run Ultras

The golden hills of East Creek RanchExactly two weeks after the Swagon was unloaded from Badwater Salton Sea 2015, it was cram packed again with an inflatable sofa, a camp kitchen/tiki bar, disco chandelier lights and red cups for the keg.It was time...

Later

What do you do when your running is suffering (utterly failing), you doubt that you even want to do it anymore, and you can’t find time to pull your wits together and figure out what to do about it?  Well, um . . . you get out there and run wh...
by Tales from the Trail on May 10, 2015


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