Adventures and misadventures: weekly rundown

It was a fairly eventful two weeks, but this will be a fairly brief rundown. I’m going with more photos than words today.


Got a relatively large blister on a relatively short trail run. No idea how/why that happened.

Finally made it to the top of Baldy…

…but probably got some mild heat exhaustion on the last mile down. (Don’t start a long run at 2 pm.) I was ok once I got into the A/C, but then felt pretty crappy for a couple days after.

Weekly total: 16.6 miles, 5,243 feet elevation gain


I skipped running the first half of the week due to the lingering effects of Saturday’s run. Then we headed out of town to stay at a Forest Service cabin for the holiday. (We hate fireworks, so we escape to where they’re not allowed.)

I thought about getting in a short run on a trail that started right behind the cabin, but it was excessively muddy and I ended up taking Kara on a 4ish mile walk down the road instead.

We also stopped for a short hike to some waterfalls on the way home.

Saturday I ran a 38K (ish) trail race. My legs unfortunately made it clear that they were not trained for quite that distance, but I finished. I will have a full recap later, so for now here’s a sneak peek at the course:

Weekly total: 24.3 running miles, 5ish hiking miles, 3,910 feet elevation gain.

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14 Comment

  1. I definitely want to come visit! It looks so beautiful! I know I wouldn’t want to go through a winter there, but man those mountains are amazing.

    Sorry about the blister. Sometimes there just is no rhyme or reason (as I’m painfully aware of).

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Everyone should visit Montana!

  2. Wendy says: Reply

    What a beautiful place to run and live! I don’t mind fireworks but I don’t seek them out. Do you have to reserve that cabin or can you just go there?

    Congrats on your race! Looking forward to your recap.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      yes, you have to reserve – the Forest Service opens reservations 6 months in advance and the more popular cabins (not this one) book up pretty much immediately

  3. Your pics always look like postcards 😉 It’s SOOO beautiful there! I’m excited to hear about your race…that’s quite a distance for a trail event.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I really will write a recap soon…maybe before it’s been a whole month….?

  4. Every week I really look forward to all of your beautiful photos! That is a long trail race! My body would not be happy with me

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      My body would much rather that than a road race that long!

  5. Wow, a 38k, that is impressive.
    Is that snow on the mountain?

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Yep – there’s almost always a little snow still hanging around somewhere….

  6. Kim G says: Reply

    I always love seeing all of your photos from your runs!

    1. Hannah says: Reply


  7. Wonderful photos although still too extreme for me to set a running foot at least on!

  8. Hannah says: Reply

    Oh, I definitely hike the more extreme parts!

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