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September 23, 2006

Anniversary Plans

Our tradition to do a hike every year on our wedding anniversary started last year, on our 1st ever anniversary. Next weekend April and I will celebrate our 2nd year anniversary and continue our tradition. Yep, we're going to do a hike (and run). Uh...maybe we've gone crazy but this is what we have planned...

1. Saturday September 30th: Hike/Run from the Grand Canyon's South Rim to the North Rim

- 25.3 miles (counting the hike to the North Rim lodge)

I should plot this but here is the elevation profile from South to North
Bright Angel Trail Head 6800ft
Mile and a Half Resthouse 5730ft
3 Mile Resthouse 4920ft
Indian Gardens 3800ft
Plateau Pt. 3760ft
River Resthouse 2480ft
Bright Angel Campground 2480ft
Ribbon Falls 3720ft
Cottonwood Camp 4080ft
Supai Tunnel 6800ft
North Kaibab Trailhead 8250ft

2. Sunday October 1st: Hike/Run from the Grand Canyon's North Rim to the South Rim

- 25.3 miles (counting the hike from the North Rim lodge)

North Kaibab Trailhead 8250ft
Supai Tunnel 6800ft
Cottonwood Camp 4080ft
Ribbon Falls 3720ft
Bright Angel Campground 2480ft
River Resthouse 2480ft
Plateau Pt. 3760ft
Indian Gardens 3800ft
3 Mile Resthouse 4920ft
Mile and a Half Resthouse 5730ft
Bright Angel Trail Head 6800ft

3. Monday October 2nd: Relax...it's our anniversary!!!!

Posted by Paul at 08:27 PM

September 14, 2006

Imogene Video

Here is a nice video and slideshow that April put together documenting our amazing trip to Colorado for the Imogene Pass Trail run. Check it out...

Click here to play the video

Posted by Paul at 07:36 PM

September 11, 2006

Our Imogene Pass Run

"Due to excessive snow on the Imogene Pass the race will start and finish in Ouray. The course will go past the Lower Camp Bird aid station, up to the point where the private road meets the public road and then turn Right. It will continue along the public road toward the Yankee Boy Basin and then proceed back down to the Lower Camp bird aid station and follow the road back to Ouray. The race will finish in the park next to the Ouray Hot Spring pools. The modified course will be approx 14 miles. PLEASE DO NOT PROCEED OVER THE SUMMIT AS THERE WILL BE NO SUPPORT PAST THE LOWER CAMP BIRD AID STATION. There is about 6 miles of the most aggressive part of the course that is covered in SNOW. It is for the security of the racers and our course volunteers that we have made this decision. We are sorry that we cannot offer the traditional race this year but due to the weather it is impossible to service the course as we originally planned. Thank you for your understanding."
- Imogene Pass Run Coordinator


"I don't know about you guys, but I came here to run the Pass."
- Paul, April, Courtney & Linda (aka "Team Tucson")

Pictures and summary coming soon.

Posted by April at 12:13 AM

September 07, 2006

Less than 2 days...

All systems go. Less than 2 days until we stare up at the Imogene Pass and go for it. I did a short "test" run for my knee last Sunday and things went well. It was a short 4 mile run on flat trails. I can only laugh because that was my last "training" run before the race and I haven't been able to run since I messed up my MCL on August 5th. I don't know if I can even keep up with April...

Wish us luck...

Posted by Paul at 11:09 AM | Comments (0)