Last Tuesday Andy and I went on a running tour of upper Little and Big Cottonwood Canyons. We hit Hidden Peak, Baldy, Catherine's Pass, Clayton Peak, Peak 10,420, Gaurdsman Pass, and then Twin Lakes Pass. We fell a little short of our 30+ mile goal but had a pretty good day nonetheless. Maybe sprinting on top of Baldy did us in...
|Andy practicing his "ultra-shuffle"|
Since then, Andy has run 101 miles with 20,000+ vert (including last Tuesday) and I've worked roughly 75 hours. I guess we've both had demanding weeks. Even though we knew we'd be tired, we headed up to Timp to try and finish last Tuesday's 30+ mile goal. About 5 minutes in clear 30 miles wasn't happening. We slowly made it to the saddle where Andy called it quits. I felt like I had to tag the summit so I reluctantly kept going but our long Timp plans will have to wait for another day. At least the flowers were out in full force! I looked up what names I could (I'm probably wrong on some) but couldn't figure out what the last purple one's called.