With this weekend's heavy rain, it finally feels like summer may be coming to an end. It's been a warm fall in the mountains, providing a perfect venue for long weekend runs in the high-country. This Saturday's run on the PCT however was graced with a severe burst of winter.
Jamie makes her way from the Sierra crest, down the Granite Chief Trail, towards Squaw Valley.
Although I know it's not quite the last hurrah for high-country running, it seems like a pleasant time to look back upon the last several months. Most of these photos are from non-running days, ones that were just as much a part of my favorite season as the long trail runs. The summer may be fading, but the memories will keep me smiling until long after the snow melts.
An empty beach at Pt. Reyes
With Jamie at Pucker Point, Memorial Day Weekend training run.
An aptly named Mist Trail
Wedding on Donner Summit
Unhappy feet at the end of 100 miles. Oddly, I have yet to lace-up those Salomons since that day. Still, a small price to pay for an awesome race.
Moonrise from the summit of Lembert Dome, Tuolumne Meadows.
Running with the dogs, Lamoile Canyon, Ruby Mountains, Nevada.
Cap wants up front on the road trip. I swear this is not how we pack our dogs for a trip - they had plenty of space in back. Cap just had to worm his way up to us!
With Joel, controlling the awesomest ever wave machine, Minnesota Museum of Science. This is one of the coolest places I've ever been, and a must-stop whenever we visit the twin cities.
You can adjust the height and angle of the sea floor in five different places, plus wave strength and wave frequency. It's no wonder I'm fighting an 11-year-old boy for the controls.
Gus provides endless entertainment by repeatedly launching off the dock into a Minnesota lake.
Evening paddle on Lake Pokegama, Grand Rapids, MN
Another wedding, another tux.
Swimming in Donner Lake. This could be any one of several dozen afternoons spent swimming from the docks - an activity that, to me, sums up summer in Truckee.