Monthly Archives: July 2010

Mixed Emotions at PCTR’s Sequoia Races

It’s been a while.  Over three months ago, I ran my last race, the Skyline to the Sea 50k.  Since then, I graduated from my grad program at Cal, went on my honeymoon, traveled to Utah and Colorado, climbed a … Continue reading

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Climbing Mt. Yale (14,196 ft)

There is no Mt. Berkeley in the Collegiate Peaks.  That, of course, would have been my first 14er.  Since I have no real relationship to any of the other colleges commemorated in this  set of 14ers, I went by recommendation.  … Continue reading

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New Nutrition Series

I have been training hard.  Very hard.  One reason that I have been able to recover quickly from all my hard workouts is improved nutrition.  I thought, I’d share some of my (easy, easy) recipes on this blog.  Helping me … Continue reading

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Dancing with Mountain Goats on Grays (14,270) and Torreys Peak (14,267)

Based on a recommendation, I found myself leaving my homebase of Leadville and the Wasatch Range heading south along I-70 towards the Bakerville exit.  I was a bit apprehensive about driving my 2WD Honda Accord up the three miles of … Continue reading

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Finding ‘Gold’ on the Silver Peak – Climbing La Plata (14,336 ft.)

The day after climbing Mt. Massive, I took on a different challenge: La Plata Peak, Colorado’s fifth-highest mountain.  I was to take the main trail right off C82.  You will find many describing this short trail (4.5 miles) as “steep”.  … Continue reading


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