Went after some vertical today back at Greyrock. The plan was a 3-pack (3 loops, 3 summits) which would have been about 22.5 miles and 7500 feet of vertical. With heavy and accumulating snow on the 3rd loop, I skipped the 3rd summit (3 loops, 2 summits), but still more climbing that I have done in one run since January. The snow was actually a welcome sight with the nearby Crystal Fire burning this morning. I got a pretty good view of it on my first summit when it was still dark. I'm guessing now that a full Greyrock 6-pack (the idea of some masochistic trail runner) is going to take me probably 14 hours. We'll see. You really can't get too much speed going even on the downhills on these trails unless you are looking to make a face plant. At least I think I've got the summit route figured out finally.
20.68 miles with 6814 feet of climbing, GPS data here
|Early morning double rainbow|
|80 degrees yesterday, snow today|