Moon rise and building storm over eastern Indian Peaks
Love the first winter storms rolling in over the peaks. Great time for getting out in changing season, dramatic weather, snow mixed with fall colors and good shooting (or complete shut-down).
Storms and first snows over Mt Audubon
Gavin and I got out the other evening for some storm-chasing trail running (read: dramatic light-chasing), but got mostly wind, cold, some hail, lightning and a wicked rainbow... but no golden beams of light... Oh well.
Gavin galloping for the barn with weather moving in
Beautful evening, always fun to get out in bad (good) weather with like-minded friends.
Tommy D, Tejay reacting to Christian putting the hammer down on Lee Hill
Really fun to see a big bike race in person - even better to be able to jump on the bike and ride 30 mins to the course. My favortie moment was seeing Jens Voigh gassing it in the breakway a few minutes ahead of the yellow jersey group above.
Gotta say I'm pyshed (and surprised) that the race was finally allowed to get this event through Boulder and the controversial finnish up Flagstaff given the all the pissing and moaning by parts of the city council and the very vocal nimbys, bike-hater crowd and the anti-bike city council here in Boulder. Tomorrow - time trail in Denver in a wide open race, should be good!
Matt and Jared running the summit ridge of Missouri Mtn
Jared Campbell and Matt Hart cruising along the summit ridge of Missouri mountain at dawn, during their run of all the 14ers in the Sawatch range known as Nolan's 14. Perhaps another way of putting is, this is about 20 hours into Nolan's 14, with 14er no 5 of 14 in one push, slightly less then half of the 44000 vertical feet they ran, hiked, scrambled, bushwacked and crawled during their traverse of the highest peaks in the range.
Jared working on his slog-fest of the year award
Jared suffering on the last major climb of the effort, going up the north gully between Tabeguache (no 13) and Shavano (no 14), with Antero (no 12) in the background. At this point, Jared had not be able to keep food down for a while (about 3 14ers worth) and he was digging really deep to keep going. Had I known what was going through his head at this point, maybe I would have not stuck a camera in his face... (to read Jared's powerful account, check out the Tabeguache section of his blog, actually take the time to read both Matt's and Jared's blogs). They ended up finishing Nolan's on Sunday night, right at dusk, after 58 hours and 58 minutes, 45331 vertical ft and 105 miles. Incredibly stout and proud effort. I shot ton's of video to try and tell their story - so keep an eye out for a web video, hopefully soon if I can find someone to help me edit the stuff down. I leave with you the profile of the run stolen from Jared's blog:
Luke Nelson and Krissy Moehl on the cover of Trail Runner no 82!
Really excited about the just released Trail Runner (issue 82). Check out the Krissy's story about hers and Luke Nelson FKT run across the spectacular Zion traverse, along with a handful of images and we got the cover as well. Big thanks to Luke and Krissy and the folks at Trail Runner Magazine.