5000 feet of climbing and 20 miles was the goal for today. It's really not hard to get that kind of climbing if you want it in the Horsetooth hills. I added another summit of Horsetooth Rock and Arthurs Rock on a pleasantly mild morning. A nice change from the 20 below zero temps last week. Trails are a little slick, but I got by without any extra traction. After getting denied for Hardrock, I've added the Black Hills 100 to the 2011 schedule. Should be a beautiful run along the Centennial Trail of South Dakota.
Southridge/Audra Culver/Horsetooth Rock (with Summit)/Soderberg/Spring Creek/Wathen/Westridge/Mill Creek/Howard/Arthurs Rock (with Summit)/Valley/Sawmill/Stout/Spring Creek/Horsetooth Falls
21.06 miles and 5059 feet of climbing (GPS data here)
|Pikes Peak a bump on the horizon over 100 miles away from the backside of Horsetooth Rock.|