I’m seriously considering giving as many new trails a try as possible before the end of the summer and documenting them on the blog. Ian Torrence wrote an article for Running Times Magazine about trail etiquette that you can read HERE if you’re interested in hearing from a pro!
On Friday Glenn and I went to Aspen Corner – a trail you can find off of Snowbowl Road in Flagstaff. The views were gorgeous…
Isn’t it amazing what kind of pictures you can get with an iPhone?
I don’t think we followed the trail properly so I can’t wait to get back out there and explore again. There is at least one place that you can head off of that trail and onto part of the Arizona Trail for a couple of miles. Once I get acclimated to that area and the turnoffs I think it’ll make a great place to head when I want a mid-length, sometimes-really-tough trail run.
This is technically not the first time I’ve been on Soldiers Trail. Two of the NATRA summer races (both part of the Run Flagstaff Summer Series) are run on that trail. It is, however, the first time I’ve ventured out on my own. The trail was easy to follow and provided some fantastic single-track rolling hills.
Fort Tuthill is the location of Soldiers Trail and the Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course (among other things) that Glenn and Andrew were enjoying while I ran…
The Snowbowl Hill Climb
Let me give you the skinny on this awesome event! The 5th Annual TRF Snowbowl Hill Climb is a race up Snowbowl Road.
Distance: 7 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,200 feet
This race was so much fun! There were individual runners, 3-person relays (aid station #2 where I volunteered was one of the relay exchange zones), middle of the pack awards, the Mama Burger Challenge (eat a Mama Burger at aid station #3 and finish the race), age group awards, fastest first mile, Rob Krar starting the race (I am so embarrassed that I didn’t congratulate him when I was standing right next to him at check in!)… you name it! You can head over to Team Run Flagstaff’s Facebook page to see all of the fun pics HERE…