Training Journal: 7/12/21 – 7/18/21

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Monday

Sneffels via Southwest Ridge

I’ve been meaning to do this for years, as I loathe the standard route. This route is much, much better.

Teakettle from the summit of Sneffels
from the summit of Sneffels

Tuesday

Teakettle

Got up earlish and do a run up Coffeepot and Teakettle. Better line going up then down.

Mandatory, “I’m in the teakettle handle!” shot

Wednesday

Skunked.

My original plan was to hike up from Telluride. We drove there, but it started raining pretty heavily, so we called it, and went back to Ouray. Bummer!

Thursday

Easy Hike Outside Ouray

I needed to get out, but didn’t want to kill myself. Actually was just going to hike from town to the campsite up Camp Bird, but got interested in a trail which I thought may go my way (narrator: the trail did not go my way). Still a fun outing.

Friday

Hardrock 100 Pacing

Napping during the day, in anticipation for a long night to Telluride starting at Grouse Gulch. In the end, we called it at Ouray. Good times on the trail, despite the abbreviated night. Aww, well.

David showing how to properly hydrate mid-race
David showing how to properly hydrate mid-
Sundown on the Hardrock 100 course near Engineer Pass
Sundown on the Hardrock 100 course near Engineer Pass

Saturday

Kendall Mountain

A late start, as it was a late night out there, but right outside of the AirBnB was Kendall Mountain, and it was too delicious to pass up. Took a 4×4 road up a north ridge to Kendall Mountain with the hopes of tagging Kendall Mountain, but the ridgeline gets a little more serious than I had in mind, so I backtracked to a low point and carefully plunge-stepped down to another 4×4 road, that goes around the south side of the mountain. Good fun.

Running Down Kendall Mountain - vroom vroom!
Down Kendall Mountain – vroom vroom!
Summit views from Kendall Mountain
Summit views from Kendall Mountain

Sunday

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Rest!

A big long traffic-laden drive home

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